Caroline (Cally) Anne Stryker at the young age of 68 passed away Tuesday December 15th 2020 at Mount Carmel Hospital in Grove City, Ohio. She was born February 27th 1952 in Biloxi, Mississippi to Chief Master Sergeant James P Hinton U.S. Air Force (deceased) and Mary (Plummer) Hinton.
She married Kent E. Stryker August 21st 1971 at Scott Air Force base in Belleville, Illinois. They have two sons Todd and Corey, and four grandchildren Jacob, Cameron, Addie, and Josaphine.
She was preceded in death by two of her brothers James Hinton, and Patrick Hinton. Brothers still alive are Mark Hinton, and Shawn Hinton. She graduated from Mascoutah Community HS in Mascoutah, Illinois.
She was a strong, caring, independent women, and it showed to everyone she knew her, she held many jobs over the span of her life - including Event Planner at Ohio Bell, Madison County Corrections Officer, and Jefferson Local Schools as EMIS Funding Coordinator and part time Bus Driver. She was passionate about photography which she shared from the weddings and other special occasions she captured through the years.
To her family and friends she held many roles in our lives a devoted loving wife, grandmother, mother, aunt, sister, daughter, and friend to everyone she knew and loved. She was always willing to give others the shirt off her back to make them happy. She was kind, compassionate, and always a great listener. She would always tell you what she thought whether it be good, bad, indifferent, just a straight shooter, and sometimes brutally honest to everyone. When things looked grim she would always say "This too shall pass, and it will be ok", and with a big hug, and a kiss, life would be better - that is a power only a mother's love has.
She loved to cook, and through that she learned to make many people smile. When she prepared meals she always made enough to feed anyone that walked through the door or sometimes a small army! She knew many techniques to baking the best desserts, and she always shared her passion with everyone she loved.
She was musically talented, and found peace in playing her guitar and singing either alone, in her band, or for anyone that would enjoy the show. She played in a band called the Jammers for the United Senior Services of Clark County for several years and if you were lucky enough to see her perform you could see how happy it made her. She also loved many other hobbies including crocheting, knitting, and sewing. She would always have someone in mind to receive her heart felt creations. She was a collector of all things useful or not, but she always had what you needed, or desired. She loved to shop and was always looking for her next greatest deal or bargain, she was a true treasure hunter that will be forever missed. Avid Reader some of her favorites were the Harry potter series, Steven king, game of Thrones, and cook books. The loving memories we shared in the preceding lines were just a few that made her one of the greatest, loved grandma's in the world. To formally say goodbye, or as she would say, "It's time to hit the happy trail". There will be a memorial service held for family and friends at the American Legion post 201 in West Jefferson on January 9th open between noon and 4pm.