She married the love of her life, Donald Tinkle, March 20, 1942, in Piggott, Ark. They were blessed with two sons, Stephen Roy Tinkle, of Heber Springs, Ark., and Donald Wayne Tinkle, of Piedmont, Mo., and two daughters, Paula Simpson, of Heber Springs and Pamela Jackson, of Senath, Mo., who survive. Other survivors include two sisters, Maxine Ward, of Aurora, Mo., and Madonna Stewart, of Walcott; two brothers, Eugene Gramling, of Kennett and Stan Gramling, of Cabot, Ark; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Tinkle in 1986, also her father, mother and three brothers, Frank, Bob and Malcomb Gramling.
Alidene was a retired farmer's wife and later became well known as a volunteer at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center.
She died at the age of 80 after a long battle with cancer.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Revs. Dale Rickman and Sam Stewart officiating.
Burial was private.