Jan. 31, 1912-Feb. 12, 2012
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska -- Corinne Margaret (Brainerd) Hoskins, 100, of Grand Island, passed away Feb. 12, 2012, at Tiffany Square Care Center in Grand Island.
Celebration of life service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island. Dan Naranjo will officiate. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in the Russell, Kansas Cemetery.
Mrs. Hoskins was born Jan. 31, 1912, on a farm near Fairport, Kansas to Fisk and Rosa (DeVore) Brainerd.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Harold, three brothers and her parents.
Survivors of the immediate family include two daughters and a son, Shirley and Gordie Scarborough of Grand Island, Ida and the late Jack Rogers of McCook, and John and Nancy Hoskins of Charlotte, Michigan.
She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Carla Thomsen, Debby Lafferty, Jerry Wylie, Anita Lewandowski Brown, Jackie Russell, Scott Hoskins and Shana Hoskins; 11 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great grandchildren.
Corinne grew up in and graduated in 1930 from high school in Natoma. On Oct. 1, 1930, she married Harold Hoskins in Wakeeney, Kansas and they made their home in Russell, Kansas. In 1992, they moved to McCook and in 2005, Corinne moved to Grand Island.
Corinne worked at Ben Franklin's and Suburban Laundry to keep busy. She was a member of the women's extension club in Russell for decades and led her granddaughter's Brownie and Girl Scout groups. Many of the girls called her "Grandma" and she loved working with them. She taught her grandchildren about service and giving by example. She taught them about responsibility, accountability and following through. She was a wise red-head who worked hard and wasn't afraid to speak her mind in a straightforward manner. She loved to sew, embroider, crochet and shared those talents. She enjoyed cooking for family who often gathered at her home in Russell. She gave much to her family and volunteered and helped many over the years. She will be greatly missed, always admired and remembered.
Memorials are suggested to First Congregational Church, Russell KS c/o All Faiths Funeral Home, 2929 South Locust, Grand Island NE 68801.
Condolences may be sent to www.giallfaiths.com