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J. Iola Hinton, 96 - November 19, 2008


J. Iola Hinton, 96, of Gothenburg, formerly of Stockville and Curtis, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
Services were held on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the United Methodist Church of Curtis. Burial was held at the Arbor Cemetery at Stockville.
Hinton was born Aug. 4, 1912, north of Dickens, to H.A. “Gus” and Nellie (Pearson) Latimer. Her siblings, Mabel, Claude and Lynn, grew up together on a farm/ranch where the family raised registered Hereford cattle.
She attended Dickens High School until she entered North Platte High, as her school had not offered shorthand. She graduated in 1929.
Hinton later moved to Curtis to nanny for Jackie Hagadorn, who was Dale A. Hinton’s niece. She and Dale met, fell in love and were married Feb. 12, 1936, at the Frontier County Courthouse in Stockville with Lauren Messersmith officiating.
She and her husband moved to a sod house six miles west of Stockville, then moved their family north and east to the Hinton farm, which still exists today. The couple enjoyed card parties, square dancing, baseball games and having fun with their neighbors, according to family members.
In December of 1969, Hinton and her husband bought a home at Curtis and lived there. He passed away on Sept. 11, 1981.
Hinton went to live with her daughter, Nadine, and husband Harold Brown, in July of 1987. She later became a resident of Senior Living Choices in Curtis and Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
She had worked as a volunteer at Sunset Haven Rest Home and drove her many friends who needed rides to doctor appointments.
Hinton was a member of the Congregational Church in Stockville where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was also a member of the Gay 60’s Club of Curtis and the Stockville Women’s Fellowship as well as pinochle and pitch clubs.
?She was especially fond of watching Husker football and keeping score for baseball games as well as working crossword and jigsaw puzzles and writing poetry, according to family members.
Hinton was preceded in death by: her parents, Gus and Nellie Latimer; a sister, Mabel Latimer; two brothers—Claude (Helen) Latimer and Lynn (Blanche) Latimer; her husband, Dale A. Hinton in 1981; her son, Don Hinton in 1993; son-in-law, Harold Brown in June of 2008.
Survivors include: her daughter, Nadine Brown of Curtis; grandsons—Chip (Lory) Brown of Springdale, AR, and children—Joel, Justin, Jamie and Melissa; Rick (Elaine) Brown of McCordsville, IN, and children—Nathan, Rachel, Renee and Ryan; Nick (Amy) Brown of Curtis, and children—Connor, Alissa, Joseph, Madison and Ethan; granddaughter, Jill (Adam) Patel of Curtis, and children—Joshua, Kyla and Jonathan; granddaughter, Kimberly (Mike) Keturoskey of Sedalia, MO, and children—Lyndsey Chaulk, and son Kamryn of Lincoln, and Lance Chaulk of Fort Cambell, KY; grandson, Kevin (Annthie) Hinton, and children—Kylie, Kellen and Kaylor of Lincoln; grandson, Kirby (Tara) Hinton, and children—Koby and Tanner of Omaha.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Arbor Cemetery in Stockville for a cemetery registry.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com.

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