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Eveline Hinds

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Eveline Hinds

June 5, 1917 - March 24, 2012

LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Eveline Hinds was born to William C. Bryan and Beulah Williams Bryan on June 5, 1917, at Gray, Oklahoma. She passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the Lancaster Manor in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 94 years.

Eveline graduated from Perryton, Texas High School on 1935. She then went one year to PAMC (Panhandle Agriculture and Mechanical College) in Goodwell, Oklahoma. She married Marshal Ray Hinds in Perryton on Sept. 5, 1936. She then served in the ministry as support and encourager to her husband in both the United Methodist and United Church Of Christ (Congregational) conferences. They served churches in Copeland, Kansas, Keenesburg and Lyons, Colorado; Creston and Nashua, Iowa; Madrid, Palisade, Auburn, Geneva and Alexandria in Nebraska.

Each church was very special to Eveline, but the most unique parish they served was the original Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa. It was there that she and Marshal bought and operated the Stagecoach Restaurant and she taught herself photography. She opened the highly successful Wildwood Studios and won many state and national awards with her photographs.

Upon retirement, Marshal and Eveline moved to Geneva, Nebraska, where Marshal served the Geneva UCC Church as Interim for two years. In all the churches Eveline sang in the choir and was often requested for solos at special events.

Eveline was very proficient at helping her husband restore Model A's and together they also built a conversion van. On the golf course she was a force to be reckoned with. She was also passionate about her grand and great grand children, displaying their pictures. She had a passion for shoes of all kinds and was renouned for her shoe collections. In her later years she was often asked to give either a "Shoe program" or a "Little Brown Church" program.

Her unselfishness, compassion, and zest for life continue to inspire and encourage her loved ones and friends.

Eveline was preceded in death by husband, the Rev. Marshal R. Hinds.

She is survived by her children Don Hinds and wife, Jan of Fremont, Nebraska, Sarah and husband, Wendell Fairbanks of Hastings, Nebraska, the Rev. Nita Hinds-Park and husband, Dennis Park of Lincoln; eight grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m., Friday, at the 1st Congregational United Church Of Christ in Geneva, Nebraska. Visitation is Thursday from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Farmer & Son Funeral Home in Geneva, Nebraska. Interment is at the Geneva Public Cemetery.

Memorials can be given to 1st Congregational United Church Of Christ, Little Brown Church, Alexandria Presbyterian Church and Alzheimer's Association. They may be sent to Don Hinds: P.O. Box No. 661, Fremont, NE 68026

Farmer & Son Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.