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Anna L. Hilton

Monday, July 19, 2010

Oct. 4, 1911-July 16, 2010

ELWOOD, Nebraska -- Anna Hilton, 98, died Friday (July 16, 2010), at the Elwood Care Center.

She was born Oct. 4, 1911, in Lexington to Adolph and Henny (Seehusen) Rickertsen. She attended Lexington High School where she graduated in 1929.

On Feb. 25, 1934, she married Roy Hilton in Lexington. To this union six children were born. The couple farmed in the rural Lexington and Cozad areas until 1955, when they moved to Elwood. While in Elwood, they owned and operated the Corner Café and Creamery until 1962. It was at this point that the couple began work with the Elwood Public School System in maintenance. In 1985, she retired after more than 20 years of service.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Elwood where she was active with the United Methodist Women. She was also a dedicated volunteer with the National Kidney Foundation and served as a 4-H leader in Dawson County for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy in 1996; daughter, Delores Stoll; son-in-law, Maynard Stoll; two grandsons, David Taylor and Tom Petersen; one sister and three brothers.

Survivors include her three daughters, Barbara and husband, Bob Taylor of Springdale, Arkansas, Dorthy and husband, Harold Henry of Cozad, and Carolyn and husband, Jerry Brown of Doniphan; two sons, Bob and wife, Jane Hilton of Elwood, and Dan Hilton of Mesa, Arizona; two sisters, Frida Cline of Gothenburg, and Betty and husband, Roy Clark of Lexington; brother, Bill and wife, Lucille Rickertsen of Gothenburg; 18 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren with one on the way; and 12 great-great-grandchildren with two on the way.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, 11 a.m., at First United Methodist Church in Elwood with the Rev. Roger Gillming officiating. Burial will be in the Elwood Cemetery.

Visitation for memorial book signatures will be today from 5-8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Elwood.

A memorial has been established in her memory. Condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com

Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad is in charge of the arrangements.