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Obituary For

Donna "Don" L. Hinthorn

10/04/1931 - 09/16/2018


Donna “Don” L. Hinthorn, 86, died Sunday in Bartlesville. She was a lifelong resident of Independence who moved to Bartlesville seven years ago to be closer to her family.
Donna, affectionately known as “Don” was born the daughter of Clarence B. Tucker, and Ruby E. (Towe) Tucker on October 4, 1931, in Independence, Kansas. Independence was always home for Don - she grew up there and attended school with the Independence High School Class of 1949. After school she married the love of her life Herbert E. Hinthorn. They made their home in Independence and Don began working for City Publishing, where she would spend the next 30 years as a loyal employee, assisting in the creation and publishing of phone books.

In her younger years, Don enjoyed riding motorcycles with her husband, and they enjoyed taking family camping trips. Don lived in Independence up until seven years ago when she moved to Bartlesville where she would be closer to her son, sister and family. Don loved cooking, baking, and was always trying out new recipes. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, painting ceramics, and, most of all, loving her friends and family. Some who knew Don may say that she was hardheaded, others who were close to her know that she was nothing more than determined. What can be agreed on is that she will be missed by all.

Don is survived by her son Herbert Hinthorn of Bartlesville; two sisters Norma Wilson of Independence, and Carol Glass of Bartlesville; and two grandchildren Haley Hinthorn and BJ Hinthorn. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Herbert E. Hinthorn, two sons Roger Hinthorn and Brian Hinthorn, one brother Harold Tucker, and one sister Lou Ann Floyd.

Private interment will be held at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence, Kansas. Services are under the direction of Carter Davis and the Davis Family Funeral Home – Dewey Chapel. Online condolences and remembrances may be shared at



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