Marguerite Josephine Hinds died Monday, June 8, at the age of 61.
A Celebration of Life will be Saturday July 18 at 10 a.m at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elk Point. Burial of ashes will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Elk Point following the service.
Marguerite Hinds was born to Harold M. and Rosella (Chicoine) Hinds Nov. 1, 1958. She attended Pleasant Grove District 20 country school, then Elk Point middle and high schools. She always loved books and reading, going on to receive a Bachelor of Library Science from the University of South Dakota.
She held various jobs around town, including Valley Bank, Pioneer Drug, Ollie’s Drive Inn, Wel-Life Assisted Living, Prairie Estates Care Center and Elk Point-Jefferson Schools food service. She was an artist with yarn, creating hats that brought many joy; with fabric, making everything from elaborate dragon puppets to sewing her own scrubs; and with food, she was known as the “Cookie Lady” and master of cinnamon rolls. Later in life, she even learned to love gardening and, especially, giving away the produce. She could certainly tell a story and was ever determined to get the whole thing out.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she taught CCD long ago, was a member of the Altar Society and on the board of Civil Bend Township. She spent many happy hours at tractor pulls and farm shows with Bruce Klemme, who has been a longtime companion and friend, sharing much of the last years of her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Thomas and John; and an infant great nephew, Hunter.
She is survived by two sisters, Rosemary (John) Suing and Renee (Doug) Irwin; a brother, Joseph (Paula) Hinds; and many beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Kober Funeral Home of Elk Point has been entrusted with the service. Condolences may be posted online to www.koberfuneralhome.com