Helen L. Eskins, age 94 of Hartington, Nebraska, died on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Hartington Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hartington, NE.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael's Cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5-8:00 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. Visitation will continue on Thursday, at church, one hour prior to services.
Pallbearers will be Helen's grandsons, Kelly Clarkson, Ryan Uhing, David Uhing, Marc Uhing, Jeremy Eskins, Jason Eskins, Josh Eskins, Cameron Eskins, and Drew Eskins.
Honorary pallbearers will be Helen's granddaughters, Tracy Holcomb, Jessica Eskins, Brenda Malcom, Hannah Eskins, Kara Eskins, Adriana McManus.
Helen Louise Eskins was born on July 9, 1922 in Itasca, Texas to Ira Otis and Viola Belle (Chandler) Flippin. She grew up in central Texas and graduated from Hillsboro High School. Helen did domestic work for several families until she began working as a riveter during WWII. She married John William Eskins on July 8, 1943 in Fort Worth, Texas. After John was discharged from the Army in 1945, they moved to Hartington, NE in February of 1946. John began Eskins Radio and TV Service. Helen raised their family of five children and also worked for the Soil Conservation office in Hartington for 25 years.
Helen was a member of Holy Trinity Church and its Perpetual Adoration, Christian Mothers, Catholic Daughters of America. Helen volunteered at the Cedar County Fair Open Class exhibits and loved to quilt and sew.
Helen is survived by four children and spouses, Carol and Lenny Clarkson of Creighton, NE, John Eskins Jr. of Wynot, NE, Robert Eskins of Yankton, SD, Dan and Lynn Eskins of Crofton, NE; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; two sisters Loraine (Quincy) Lewis of Ft. Worth, TX, Lou Etta Morris of Burleson, TX; one brother John Flippin of Benbrook, TX; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John on March 14, 1997 at the age of 78 years; daughter Jean M. Eskins on November 28, 2016 at age 61 years; daughter-in-law Cindy Eskins on October 22, 1998 at the age of 44 years; a brother Otis Flippin; four sisters Claudine Quattlebaum, Willie Belle Watson, Maggie Pinkerton, and Flora Lee Bradshaw.
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Sorry for your loss of your Mother. Aunt Helen will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers will be with your family.
Mary Ann Like & Evelyn Taylor
What a wonderful tribute to your Mom, family! Soooooo many memories came to life again seeing all the photos! Your parents were two of the most gentle, loving people in my childhood. God bless all of you and my thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Patty (Stevens) Ticknor
My sincere condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. True comfort comes by drawing close to God (Psalms 83:18) in prayers so He (God) can draw close to you in return. (James 4:8).
So sorry for the loss of your Mother, She was a caring Aunt and a cherished Friend and will be missed!!!
Fred and Valerie Watson
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. May God grant you peace.
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