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Margaret (Brainerd) Hoskins
Corinne Margaret (Brainerd) Hoskins, 100, of Grand Island passed
away February 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 January 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; eleven great-grandchildren and 19 great-great grandchildren.
Corinne grew up in and graduated in 1930 from high school in Natoma.
On October 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.