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Sue Ellen Hinkle-Barrett

July 24, 1934 ~ May 30, 2022 (age 87)


Sue Ellen Hinkle Barrett, age 87 of Holland (and Grand Haven), passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022 at a local care facility. She was born on July 24, 1934 in Manton, MI to the late Kenneth and Marye (Bellinger) Bonney.

Sue graduated from Muskegon High School, Muskegon Community College (AA), Grand Valley State University (BA), and Western Michigan University (MSW). She worked as a social worker for community mental health and in private practice until her retirement. Sue was a master gardener and loved working in her gardens, traveling, cooking and spending time with family.  She was also very artistic and always had new art projects she was working on.

Sue is survived by her children, Kaye (Jeff) Hooker and Jeff (Sue Tompkins) Hinkle; grandchildren, Jennifer (Alex) Moore and David (Chae’) Tompkins; and great-grandchildren, Caleb and Tyler Moore, and Amelia Tompkins. Also surviving are her brothers, Dave Bonney, Steve (Patty) Bonney, and Jon (Katy) Bonney.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Glenn Hinkle, Jr. and Ray Barrett; and brother, Stuart Bonney.

The Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022 at Klaassen Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Grand Haven Township Lakeshore Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Holland, who was wonderful to Sue in her final days, or Tri-Cities Garden Club. 

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June 3, 2022

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Klaassen Family Funeral Home
1500 Robbins Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Funeral Service
June 3, 2022

1:30 PM
Klaassen Family Funeral Home
1500 Robbins Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Cemetery Interment

Grand Haven Township Lakeshore Cemetery
17200 Lincoln St.
Grand Haven, MI 49417


Hospice of Holland
270 Hoover Boulevard, Holland MI 49423
Web: https://www.hollandhospice.org

Tri-Cities Garden Club c/o Barbara Lobdell
15933 144th Ave., Spring Lake MI 49456
Tel: 1-907-209-1008
Web: https://tricitiesgardenclub.org/

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