Neva Hinrichs - May 04, 2012Neva Hinrichs, 92, of Aurora, formerly of Giltner, died, Friday, May 4, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island, with her family by her side.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 7, at the Giltner United Methodist Church. Rev. Marta Wheeler will officiate. Burial will be in the Giltner Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Giltner United Methodist Church. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Neva Nerine Hinrichs, daughter of George J. and Florence L. (Lyon) Marlatt, was born in on the family farm southwest of Giltner on Feb. 29, 1920.
Neva grew up in the Giltner and Trumbull area, graduating from Trumbull High School Class of 1937. She attended Hastings Business College for several months.
On March 5, 1938, Neva was united in marriage to Lloyd Hinrichs, at York. They lived in Hastings until 1943, when they began farming in the Trumbull area until moving to a farm near Giltner in 1946. In 1962, they retired and moved into Giltner, where they had built a home. They celebrated their 60th anniversary before Lloyd died on July 9, 1998. Neva stayed in their home until October of 2010, when she moved to East Park Villa in Aurora.
Neva always enjoyed farm life and raising a family there. She enjoyed many friends and neighbors and the church and church groups, where she sang in the choir for years. Neva was a member of the Giltner Birthday Club, the GGG Extension Club, and the Greenwood Kensington until it disbanded, plus many other organizations. She was also member of the Rolling Eagles Camping Club of Grand Island. Neva was always a true follower of her children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren’s sporting events and school activities. She always enjoyed gardening, canning and she loved her roses, peonies and all kinds of flowers. She had a good memory of the names of all the plants, and could identify many plants. She loved and missed her dear dog, Snoopy of 17 years and her furry backdoor animals, and of course, all God’s birds and outdoor life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; sister, Marie Finke; brother, Lloyd Marlatt and infant grandson, Jon Mitchell Hinrichs.
Survivors include her six children, Jerry (Mary Ann) Hinrichs, Ronald (Peggy) Hinrichs, Richard (Marlene) Hinrichs, Darrell (Marlene) Hinrichs, Steve (Tammie) Hinrichs and Dianne (John) McMahon; 24 grandchildren, Jeffrey Hinrichs, Joel Hinrichs, Jenny Priessler, Joni Oswald, Jody Ashby, Jill Gregg, Wendy Findley, Lance Hinrichs, Tracey Arndt, Kelley Marr, Chad Hinrichs, Michael Hinrichs, Matthew Hinrichs, Marcy Erickson, Mitchell Hinrichs, Megan Hinrichs, Brandie Hinrichs, Hunter Hinrichs, Haley Lenz, Chelsey McMahon, Ashley Edwards, Johnna McMahon, Jacob McMahon; 44 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.