Basketball 03

Mary Jane (Breininger) Hindman

September 17, 1931 ~ February 16, 2021 (age 89)

Obituary Image


Mary Jane  Hindman
February 16, 2021

Mary Jane Hindman, 89, of Hallton Hill Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at home surrounded by her family.

Born on September 17, 1931 in Cressona,  she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Pauline Mease Breininger.

She was a 1949 graduate of Schuylkill Haven High School, 1954 graduate of Albert Einstein School of Nursing, Philadelphia with an RN degree, and a 1971 graduate of Lebanon Valley College with a BS in Nursing.

Mary Jane was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Pine Grove. 

She was an RN for the Good Samaritan Hospital in Pottsville and, in the early 1970's, was a school nurse for the Pine Grove Area School District until she retired in 1994.

Mary Jane was a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star, having belonged to the Mary E. Moore Chapter, Cressona Chapter and Orwigsburg Chapter.  She was Worthy Matron in 1974-1975, 1994-1995, 2000-2001 and 2012-2013 and was the Grand Rep to Massachusetts in 2005 and 2006.

She loved watching college basketball, traveling with her husband, reading and was an avid Philadelphia Eagles and Penn State Fan.

Preceding her in death was her husband of 50 years, Gene C. Hindman, Sr. in 2004; a great grandson, Joshua Hiester; two brothers, Quentin Breininger and Robert  Breininger; two sisters, Mildred Breininger-Hawkins and Judy Kanish.

Surviving are her two sons, Gene "Skip" Jr. and wife Penny Hindman, Mark and wife Pam Hindman, both of Pine Grove; a daughter, Paula and husband Kevin Lord of Lake Wynonah; 7 grandchildren,Hope Hiester, Jason Hindman, Gina Hindman, Christopher Smith, Jade Andikoetxea, Emily Hindman, and Ethan Hindman; 12 great-grandchildren, Katrina, Kelsey, Kaleb, Kolt, Kinley, Kellan, Aiden, Finley, Dylan, Lily, Matthew, and Ronan; nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 312 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove with Rev. Brian Beissel officiating, following an Eastern Star Service at the Church at 2:30 P.M..  There will be a viewing on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 1:00 P.M. until 2:30 P.M. at the Church. Interment will follow in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions may be made to either the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, or the Hillside SPCA P. O. Box 233 Pottsville, PA 17901 in her memory.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc, Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences online at 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary Jane (Breininger) Hindman, please visit our floral store.


February 23, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
St Peters Lutheran Church
312 S. Tulpehocken ST.
Pine Grove, PA 17963

Eastern Star
February 23, 2021

2:30 PM
St Peters Lutheran Church
312 S. Tulpehocken ST.
Pine Grove, PA 17963

Funeral Service
February 23, 2021

2:45 PM
St Peters Lutheran Church
312 S. Tulpehocken ST.
Pine Grove, PA 17963


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Hillside SPCA
P.O. Box 233, Pottsville PA 17901

© 2021 H L Snyder Funeral Home Inc. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy