Funeral services planned for former Oneida basketball star Kelli Windle Hinkle
The funeral was scheduled for Sunday for former Oneida High School basketball star Kelli Windle Hinkle, who died in Lexington, Ky. On Saturday night. She was 42 years old.
Hinkle had battled a serious illness for several weeks before her death and was hospitalized at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
Born July 9, 1978, Hinkle graduated in 1996 from Oneida High School, where she was a basketball star. She was a member of the Lady Indians State Championship team in 1994.
Hinkle’s twin brother Kevin Windle was also an outstanding basketball player at Oneida, and then returned to coach the Indians for several seasons in the early 2000s. His 2004 team won a district championship in regular season. He is currently the coach of William Blount in Maryville.
Hinkle entered the medical profession after high school and lived in Corbin, Ky. She was the director of staff development at Christian Health Center, a nursing home in Corbin. She also worked as a case manager at Jellico Community Hospital before it closed.
Along with her husband and two children, Hinkle is survived by her father, Ed Windle of Oneida. Hinkle’s mother, Ella Strunk Windle, passed away in February 2006.
The funeral had not been announced Sunday evening, but will take place later in the week. Four Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.