Virgal L. Hinthorn, 88, of 1613 E. Olive St., Bloomington, [IL] died at 2:30 a.m. Monday (Dec. 26, 2000) at Martin Health Center, Bloomington.
His funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, the Rev. Gerald T. Ward officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Mr. Hinthorn was born Oct. 25, 1912, at Hudson. He married Mary A. Niehus on July 27, 1947, at Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Ann Jirard, Redmond, Ore.; four sons, Robert (Judy) Hinthorn, Tucson, Ariz.; Darwin (Betty) Hinthorn, Normal; Richard Hinthorn, Bloomington; and Carl (Judy) Hinthorn, Towanda; and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and a grandson.
Mr. Hinthorn farmed at Barnes for many years. He worked for International Harvester, El Paso, beginning in 1937. He later co-owned the International Harvester in Hudson and in 1949 he became sole owner of the implement store in El Paso. He was involved in land clearing and cutting for the Lake Bloomington project.
Article from Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, McLean, IL. dated 27 Dec. 2000 retyped by Rex King
Note: Virgal Hinthorn's wife, Mary, was interested in family history and genealogy. She corresponded and shared with Richard E. Henthorn for a period of several years.