Mary Jane Hinks, IHM
Sister Mary Jane was one of five children, one boy and four girls, of Stacy and Marguerite (Moloney) Hinks. She was born on Nov. 15, 1925 in Detroit and given the name Mary Jane. Sister Mary Jane attended Sacred Heart Elementary and High Schools in Dearborn, Mich. She became a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monroe in 1944 and received the religious name Sister Marie Mark.
Sister Mary Jane earned a bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College, Detroit. She taught in formal education for 56 years at Our Lady of Lourdes, River Rouge, Mich.; Sacred Heart, Roseville, Mich.; St. Vincent, Pontiac, Mich.; Gesu, Detroit; St. John, Monroe; St. Joseph, Trenton, Mich., and St. Michael, Miami. Along with teaching elementary school, Sister Mary Jane enjoyed instructing children in choral in grades one through five and also taught in the religious education programs.
In 1974, Sister Mary Jane returned to Florida and taught at St. Lawrence School in North Miami Beach for nine years. She enjoyed two years of renewal in Minnesota at the Derham Community in St. Paul, after which she returned to Florida, teaching at St. Coleman School in Pompano Beach for the next 18 years. In 2003, she retired to the IHM Motherhouse in Monroe, volunteering in service areas and visiting the sick as she was able.
Sister Mary Jane is survived by nieces, including Sister Mary Ann Flanagan, IHM, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Rev. Robert Hinks, SJ, and her sisters, her twin, Sister Shirley (Marie Robert) Hinks, IHM, Sister Virginia Hinks, RGS, and Betty Flanagan.
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