Obituary published Jan. 23, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

It is with great sadness and sorrow that we mourn the death of our beloved mother, Alice R. Hinson (Ray). At the age of 91, she peacefully entered the Kingdom of God on January 18, 2013 with her family by her side. Alice was born in Audrain County on June 6, 1921.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, Estil Hinson, by her parents, Frances (Snook) and Robert Ray, step-mother Leta Ray (Goodrich Wainscott), two sisters, Helen Ray and Elizabeth Ackmann (Ray), two brothers, Clarence Ray and Billy Ray and a son-in-law William Austin. She is survived by one brother, Kenneth Ray, a brother-in-law, Florence Ackmann and 3 sister-in laws, Doris Ray (Lampee), Teddy Ray (Rippeto Wayland) and Regina Ray (Mitchell). Beloved mother of Linda Austin (Hinson) William, Pamela Luke (Hinson), Jerald and William Hinson, Youmeng Chroek. Loved grandmother of Michael Austin (Jacqueline), Richard Austin (Denise), Julie Luke FitzSimmons (John), Amy Luke Busker (David) and Sengchhi Chroek. Dear great grandmother of Jacque Austin Stone, Brittany Austin Miner, Taylor Austin, Kate Austin, Makenzie FitzSim-mons, Avery FitzSim-mons, Eva Busker, Paige Busker and Arden Busker. Great, great grandmother of Matthew, Aric, Brian, Logan Stone and Dennis, Emma, Jade, and Arianna Miner. She has many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins she proudly loved. Alice graduated from Wellsville High School where she was awarded the Best Girl Citizen Award of her graduating class. She was active in Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church for over 60 years, a member of United Methodist Womens', Ruth Circle, Boone Slick Trails Quilter' Guild, Missouri State Quilter's Guild and American Quilter's Society. She was employed for most of her life as an administrative assistant at the University of Missouri. She was happiest when she was with her family and friends, quilting, gardening and collecting antiques. She lived a full and vibrant life. Alice put her heart and soul into whatever she did. She will be remembered by her family and long time friends for being an award winning master quilter, lovely flowers and vegetable gardens, beautiful handwriting and friend to many. A heartfelt thank you to all family, friends, and caretakers for their dedication and love during our mother's long and courageous battle.
Services: The family will receive friends and relatives at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202 on Saturday, January 26 at 10:00 with services to follow at 11:00 and laid to rest thereafter in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Blvd., Columbia, MO 65201.
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