INDIANOLA -- Zolona Marie Chinn, 91, died Sunday (Dec. 23, 2002) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.
She was born Dec. 30, 1910, to Herbert and Charlotte (Derrick) Winters in Webster, Kan. In 1911, the family moved to Red Willow County where she grew up and received her education.
In 1927, she married Fred Ray. He preceded her in death. In 1942, she married Ed Tines who also preceded her in death.
On Dec. 3, 1954, she married Malon Chinn at Holdrege, and he preceded her in death. She has spent most of her life in the Indianola community. She was a nurse and worked in several hospitals and doctor's offices in the area. She also worked as a nurse in Spokane, Wash., before retiring to Indianola. Working with state, county and city agencies, Herrmann Funeral Home and the Chief of the Pawnee Indian tribe in Oklahoma, she was responsible for the reburial of the body of a young Indian maiden from northwest of town to a permanent site in the Indianola City Park. The work was completed on the day of the annual Old Settlers picnic.
She was a charter member of the Indianola Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post No. 5826 and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution 37th Star Chapter. She helped start the Southwest Nebraska Genealogical Society and served as its first president.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; three brothers, Harry Winters, Herbert Winters and James Winters; and three sisters, Ruby Frank, and Belle Weber.
Survivors include one daughter, Nadeanne and husband, Ray Anderson of Endicott, Wash.; and one son, Gayle Tines of Kearney; and sister, Helen Wenski of Las Vegas, Nev.; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday, 2 p.m., at the Herrmann Funeral Chapel in McCook. Interment will be in the Bartley Cemetery at Bartley.
Visitation is today and Friday until time of service. Memorials may be given in her name.
Herrmann Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of arrangements.