CURTIS -- Helen Mae Hosick, 91, died Saturday (Sept. 7, 2002) at Sunset Haven Nursing Home in Curtis.
She was born Dec. 20, 1910, at Moorefield to Robert James and Maude Mae (Todd) McLaughlin. She graduated from Moorefield High School in 1929.
On Nov. 29, 1933, she married Woodrow Wirley Hosick at Holdrege. They lived in Curtis until 1954, where her husband owned and operated the John Deere Dealership. They then moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., where they lived until 1973. She received her LPN certificate and worked as a nurse in private care. They moved to Cozad for six years and then returned to Curtis in 1979. She worked as an LPN in Cozad and later at Sunset Haven Nursing Home in Curtis. After retirement she operated a ceramic shop in her basement for many years. For the past five years she has resided at Sunset Haven.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1980; her parents; one daughter, Lana Zo Hawes; two sisters, Verna Sweet and Lois Hoppe; one infant granddaughter; and one infant great-granddaughter.
Survivors include one daughter, Illa Jo and husband, Mervin Zysset of Farnam; four sons, Robert Hosick and wife, Judy and Darryl Hosick and wife, Freda all of Stockville, Dennis Hosick and wife, DeArlin of Kearney and Leslie and wife, Janet of Wellfleet; one sister, Roberta McLaughlin of Hastings; two sisters-in-law, Aileen Hosick of Mesa, Ariz. and Fern Brethower of Grand Junction, Colo.; 15 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 2 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Curtis with the Rev. Rick Sykes officiating. Burial will be at the Curtis Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given in her name to Sunset Haven Nursing Home, Curtis Cemetery or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Blase-Wetzel Funeral Home of Curtis is in charge of arrangements.