Marlene L. Hinkley

A1 mom obit photoMarlene Louise Hinkley


RICHMOND --- Marlene L. Hinkley, 87, formerly of Main Street in Richmond, went to have eternal joy with Jesus Christ her Lord on Monday, November 15, 2021.

She was born Oct. 30, 1934 in Unity, the daughter of Robert Cook and Helen (Smith) Penney.

Marlene was married to Horace “Hoddy” C. Hinkley of Richmond on October 11, 1952. She moved to Richmond and lived at the Hinkley Farm while Hoddy served in the Army during the Korean War.

After Hoddy’s honorable discharge, they moved to Lincoln Street where they raised their three children.  In 1961, the family moved to their new house on the County Road, now Main Street where she happily lived her entire life. Lately, Marlene was residing at Glenridge Long Term Care facility in Augusta.

Marlene was a lifelong Christian and was often inspired by the Holy Spirit to compose inspirational songs which she would often sing.  She attended several Richmond churches through the years:  The Methodist Church followed by the United Baptist Church and finally the Shepherd of Faith Ministries.  Marlene taught Sunday School for many years.  She occasionally worked at the Richmond School Cafeteria and as an AVON lady.  She always loved having a good laugh with friends and family.

Marlene was predeceased by her parents, Horace her husband of over 50 years, sisters Beverly Preble, and sister Barbara Mount, brothers Richard Penney, and Larry Cook, son Eugene Hinkley and her daughter’s fiancé John Ellis.  Marlene is survived by a son Brian Hinkley and his wife Barbara Umberhind, daughter Rhonda Fowler, brothers Rod Cook and his wife Mary, Steve Cook and his wife Jeannette, sisters Rena Dunton, Donna Labranche, daughter-in-law Narda Hinkley,   grandchildren Nicole Cooley, Aaron Hinkley, Christopher Fowler, Eric Fowler and 8 great-grandchildren.

Gathering will be held on Saturday, November 20th, from 11am to Noon at Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond.  A funeral service will follow at the funeral home.    

A graveside service will take place in the spring at Cotton Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 383 US Route One #2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Me 04357.