Blanche Jennie Jessop
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Blanche Jennie Jessop age 93 of Crofton, Nebraska died on Friday, September 2, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society in Bloomfield, Nebraska.

Funeral Services will be on Thursday September 8, 2016 at 3:00pm at the United Church of Christ Congregational in Crofton, NE with the Rev. Gary Kimm officiating. Visitation will take place one hour before the service at the church. Inurnment will be at the Crofton City Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton.

Blanche Jennie Hinman is the daughter of Harry and Marie (Kruse) Hinman. Born on June 25, 1923 in rural Lindy, Nebraska. She attended rural elementary schools at West Blyville, and graduated from Crofton High School in 1941. She attended Yankton College and Wayne State College. For three years she taught rural elementary schools. She was a nanny in Texas, California, and Oregon.

In 1950 she married Clarence Jessop of Potter, Nebraska. They farmed with Clarence's father for 10 years. Blanche also worked at Sioux Ordinance Depot during WWII. Later Blanche worked in nursing homes and the hospital as a nurse's aide. Because of Clarence's poor health they quit farming and later moved to Crofton. She worked in the school cafeteria and as a custodian for Crofton School. Blanche also served as an EMT for Crofton. She also worked as a teacher's aide for Crofton Head Start. Clarence passed away in 1988, they had no children. Blanche volunteered at the youth camps by Burwell, NE during the summers after Clarence's death. She also worked for the Green Thumb organization in Crofton. She was active in the UCC church and the We Fu Homemaker's Club. She enjoyed participating in local plays put on in the community. She was fond of animals and raised several dogs and a cat. She loved fishing, gardening and mowing her yard when she was younger.

She is survived by her nephews; Kenny (Kathy) Hinman of Persia, IA; Larry (Sherrie) Hinman of Washington, NE; Gary (Nancy) Hinman of Panama City, FL; Dennis (LaDonna) Hinman of Papillion, NE; Jerry (Shelia) Hinman of Elmira, NY; Lyle Jr.(Corkie) Hinman of Wellsboro, PA; Jim (Shirley) Jessop of Vinton, IA; and Bruce Schieb. Many great nieces and nephews, cousins; Vicki (Dennis) Johnson of Crofton, Wyman (Phyllis) McCain, and her special friend Kailee Henseler.

She is preceded in death by her husband Clarence in 1988, parents, her brothers Kenneth and Lyle Hinman, and her beloved pets.


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You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of Blanche. She was my 7th grade teacher, and we appreciated all the time she spent with the Rescue squad. We enjoyed having her in our We Fu club for years. Her visits with us were inspiring. Cyril and Laverta Mauch and Jessica Bleacher.

Cyril and Laverta Mauch

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one, please accept my condolences during this painful time. Losing a loved one is distressing and as comfort is needed from family and friends, it is my hope your family will find comforting the promise at Isaiah 25:8 where we are assured that soon "death will be swallowed up forever." It is my hope your family will find the strength to endure during the days ahead.

D Chambers

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