Starla Hinck (Watts)

Starla Hinck (Watts) of Topeka went to be with Jesus on October 5,2021. She was born in Topeka, KS on February 8,1962 to William  Roy Watts and Margaret Willene (Herrick) Watts. She was raised in Burlingame, KS. She married Nicky Charles Hinck in 1979. Together they had 3 children.

Starla spent many years working for the Osage Ctiy and Burlingame nursing homes. She also worked for the Osage County and Wabaunsee County Health Departments. Later in life Starla enjoyed being a homemaker, taking care of her children and grandchildren.

Her favorite hobby was spending time with her grandchildren, doing whatever they wanted. She was known for making fried chicken. It was often a request by her friends and family. Starla had a great sense of humor and was quite the jokester. She loved telling jokes to anyone who would listen and pulling pranks on anyone who’d fall for it.

Starla is survived by her children, Benjamen Hinck, Nichol Hinck, and Jamie Hinck (fiancé Bradley Duchesneau) all of Topeka. Other survivors include former husband Nicky Hinck, Burlingame. Her mother Margaret Watts, Topeka, siblings Lily Boyce (Jerry), Charlene Watts, Billy Watts (Delivea Pierce), Joe Watts (Denna) all of Topeka and Roy Watts (Virginia) of Burlingame.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Ja’Ron Kinmon, Alexander Hinck, La’Nia Logan, Da’Kel Logan and Karma Duchesneau, and many nieces and nephews.

With her generous love and big heart was also an extended mother to Crystal Smith and grandmother to Desmond Smith, Devontae Hill, Tyshawn Andrews, and Anthony Andrews. She was preceded in death by her father William Watts, half brother Robert Herrick and grandson Keith Logan.

A celebration of the life with a potluck will be on Sunday, November 7th from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at The Foundry, 400 SW 33rd St. #2209 Topeka,KS.

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  1. Momma I love you so much my heart hurts but I know we will see eachother again!! Fly high beautiful butterfly and it is never goodbye its always see you later. Love you my beautiful momma!!!

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I was able to meet Starla through Lily and Charlene a few times, and Starla was such a sweet soul and I always enjoyed the time I got to spend with her when I did. I know she has found peace with her spirit and I hope this brings the family much comfort in this time. Many blessings and prayers for her children and grandchildren, and for her siblings she leaves behind.

  3. Lily and family. I am sorry to hear about your sister. I pray the Lord our Comforter will hold you all close. Much love always, Chuck and Emily Gail Webster

  4. We were so sorry to hear of Starla’s passing. We know she is healed & happy in her new perfect home with Jesus.
    We remember that with Starla, what you seen is what you got ! I loved that about her.
    Our prayers are with you all.

  5. I remember her doing chores on the farm she was so strong in her arms ,that she went to state for throwing shot put ball. I still can’t get it right making chocolate gravy and biscuits as good as Starla and Charlene did on sundays. Fun times on the farm . Beautiful heart.

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