Tonya Sue Ediger Hink was born on May 22, 1969 in Ashland, Kansas to Jerry and Joyce Ediger.
Tonya was immersed into the Lord, her Savior, at age 9, attending church in Englewood, where she later became the pianist for praise and worship and was a very active worker and server in the church.
Tonya attended school in Ashland, Kansas and graduated with the class of 1987. Tonya attended WTSU in Canyon Texas for two years, earning a teaching certificate in Western and English riding. She then returned home where she helped her dad on the Ranch. Tonya later met a handsome young man whose name was “Danny,” and after dating for a while, they soon got engaged and then united in married on February 27, 1994.
Tonya was a member of the NCHA (National cutting horse association), where she met and became a lifelong friends, with Ralph Depew and his wife Shirley. They are considered family. One of Tonya’s greatest love and joys was riding her horses, whether it be on the ranch or in the show pin.
Tonya gave birth to two children, Rachel and Rebekah. Tonya was a great daughter, sister, wife and mother, giving the girls, her love, caring and teaching them to ride and navigate life. She was preceded by her brother Monty Ediger, April 22, 2017. Tonya went to be with the Lord and Savior on August 22, 2020 in Ashland Kansas, at the age of 51.
Tonya is survived by her parents Jerry and Joyce Ediger of Englewood Kansas; her husband Danny Hink and two children Rachel and Rebekah of Englewood; her loving grandmother Josephine Baker of Ashland, Kansas; Aunts, Uncles, cousins, other relatives, and a host of many friends. Tonya loved her family, friends, horses, dogs, playing the piano, but most of all, she loved the Lord. And it paid off. The family suggest memorials go to Englewood Church of Christ. PO Box 123 Englewood, KS 67840.