CULBERTSON -- Mildred Berniece Heinbigner, 76, died Sunday (July 17, 2005) at Community Hospital of McCook.
She was born Dec. 20, 1928, at Stratton, to Joseph M. and Grace H. (Wilkinson) Schilz. She attended Culbertson Public Schools.
She married Orville Paul Hazelton. He preceded her in death in 1957.
On July 1, 1961, she married Jake Heinbigner in Culbertson. They made their home in Culbertson, where she was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Culbertson United Methodist Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Joseph and Grace Schilz; her two husbands, Orville Hazelton and Jake Heinbigner; two brothers, Joe Jr. and Alvin; and four sisters, Hazel, Darlene, Opal and Hertha.
Survivors include her four daughters, Linda and husband, Bill Smitherman of Bristol, R.I., June and husband, Rick McDonald of Culbertson, Cathy and husband, Tom Golden of Charlotte, N.C., and Sue Heinbigner of Culbertson; brother, Delbert Schilz and wife, Beverly of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, Jessica and Sarah Golden, Tyson Smitherman and wife, Jessica, Justin Smitherman and wife, Shannon, Melissa and husband, Nick Weiss, Christina McDonald and A.J. McDonald; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be Thursday, 11 a.m., at the Culbertson United Methodist Church with the Rev. Daniel Spearow officiating. Interment will be in Culbertson Cemetery.
Visitation is today, until 8 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home. Please use south door entrance on C Street. The family will receive friends, 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Condolences can be sent online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Memorials are being accepted in her name.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of arrangements.