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Plains Edition Obituaries for 3-5-11

Mildred Belle Hiner Corfield, 92, of Arthur, died Feb. 17, 2011, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.

She was born April 9, 1918, in the family home in Valley Co., near Ord, Neb., the daughter of Charles and Ina Laura (Dennis) Hiner. She moved with her family to Arthur County in August of 1919, where she lived the remainder of her life.

She attended Melrose School through eighth grade. Although she was never able to attend high school, at the age of 35 she took the GED test and earned a provisional teaching certificate, working each summer toward earning her college degree in elementary education, which she completed in 1973. She taught for 29 years, the last 13 in the Arthur Upper Room teaching sixth, seventh, and eighth grades.

On April 12, 1940, she married Erle Corfield in Ogallala, Neb. They worked on various ranches in Keith and Arthur Counties before moving to the ranch home 11 miles south of Arthur where they raised their five children.

After retiring from teaching in 1983, she became very active in church activities, garden and extension club activities. She always raised large gardens, quilted, sewed, and crocheted.

In 2000, she moved into Arthur. In 2007 she moved in with her daughter Laurel and for the past year had resided at Wel-Life in Ogallala.

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Survivors include her children, Joyce (Gary) Scofield of Ogallala, Erle (Sally) Dean of Oshkosh, Jerry of Arthur, Jim (Linette) of Arnold, and Laurel (Ken) Kennedy of Ogallala; 15 grandchildren, Terri Scofield Gaeddert, Darla Scofield Sobotka, Rodney Scofield, Winston Corfield, Casper Corfield, Jeffrey Thomas, Joanna Corfield Shalla, Lisa Corfield McKeag, Jeremy Corfield, Danielle Kennedy, Kori Kennedy Hicks, Tana Kennedy, Jess Kennedy, Riley Kennedy, and Kirby Corfield; 22 great grandchildren, and one sister-in-law, Artie Corfield of Roscoe.

She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 48 years, Erle Corfield; parents, Charles and Ina Laura Hiner; four sisters, Zella Sykes, Amy Copley, Opal Nielson and Erma Louise, in infancy; four brothers, Edwin, Raymond, Dick, and Chester (Jack) Hiner; daughter-in-law, Norma Corfield, and two great-grandchildren, Shayla Scofield and JD Corfield.

Mildred Belle Hiner Corfield, 92, of Arthur, died Feb. 17, 2011, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.

She was born April 9, 1918, in the family home in Valley Co., near Ord, Neb., the daughter of Charles and Ina Laura (Dennis) Hiner. She moved with her family to Arthur County in August of 1919, where she lived the remainder of her life.

She attended Melrose School through eighth grade. Although she was never able to attend high school, at the age of 35 she took the GED test and earned a provisional teaching certificate, working each summer toward earning her college degree in elementary education, which she completed in 1973. She taught for 29 years, the last 13 in the Arthur Upper Room teaching sixth, seventh, and eighth grades.

On April 12, 1940, she married Erle Corfield in Ogallala, Neb. They worked on various ranches in Keith and Arthur Counties before moving to the ranch home 11 miles south of Arthur where they raised their five children.

After retiring from teaching in 1983, she became very active in church activities, garden and extension club activities. She always raised large gardens, quilted, sewed, and crocheted.

In 2000, she moved into Arthur. In 2007 she moved in with her daughter Laurel and for the past year had resided at Wel-Life in Ogallala.

Survivors include her children, Joyce (Gary) Scofield of Ogallala, Erle (Sally) Dean of Oshkosh, Jerry of Arthur, Jim (Linette) of Arnold, and Laurel (Ken) Kennedy of Ogallala; 15 grandchildren, Terri Scofield Gaeddert, Darla Scofield Sobotka, Rodney Scofield, Winston Corfield, Casper Corfield, Jeffrey Thomas, Joanna Corfield Shalla, Lisa Corfield McKeag, Jeremy Corfield, Danielle Kennedy, Kori Kennedy Hicks, Tana Kennedy, Jess Kennedy, Riley Kennedy, and Kirby Corfield; 22 great grandchildren, and one sister-in-law, Artie Corfield of Roscoe.

She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 48 years, Erle Corfield; parents, Charles and Ina Laura Hiner; four sisters, Zella Sykes, Amy Copley, Opal Nielson and Erma Louise, in infancy; four brothers, Edwin, Raymond, Dick, and Chester (Jack) Hiner; daughter-in-law, Norma Corfield, and two great-grandchildren, Shayla Scofield and JD Corfield.

Mildred Belle Hiner Corfield, 92, of Arthur, died Feb. 17, 2011, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.

She was born April 9, 1918, in the family home in Valley Co., near Ord, Neb., the daughter of Charles and Ina Laura (Dennis) Hiner. She moved with her family to Arthur County in August of 1919, where she lived the remainder of her life.

She attended Melrose School through eighth grade. Although she was never able to attend high school, at the age of 35 she took the GED test and earned a provisional teaching certificate, working each summer toward earning her college degree in elementary education, which she completed in 1973. She taught for 29 years, the last 13 in the Arthur Upper Room teaching sixth, seventh, and eighth grades.

On April 12, 1940, she married Erle Corfield in Ogallala, Neb. They worked on various ranches in Keith and Arthur Counties before moving to the ranch home 11 miles south of Arthur where they raised their five children.

After retiring from teaching in 1983, she became very active in church activities, garden and extension club activities. She always raised large gardens, quilted, sewed, and crocheted.

In 2000, she moved into Arthur. In 2007 she moved in with her daughter Laurel and for the past year had resided at Wel-Life in Ogallala.

Survivors include her children, Joyce (Gary) Scofield of Ogallala, Erle (Sally) Dean of Oshkosh, Jerry of Arthur, Jim (Linette) of Arnold, and Laurel (Ken) Kennedy of Ogallala; 15 grandchildren, Terri Scofield Gaeddert, Darla Scofield Sobotka, Rodney Scofield, Winston Corfield, Casper Corfield, Jeffrey Thomas, Joanna Corfield Shalla, Lisa Corfield McKeag, Jeremy Corfield, Danielle Kennedy, Kori Kennedy Hicks, Tana Kennedy, Jess Kennedy, Riley Kennedy, and Kirby Corfield; 22 great grandchildren, and one sister-in-law, Artie Corfield of Roscoe.

She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 48 years, Erle Corfield; parents, Charles and Ina Laura Hiner; four sisters, Zella Sykes, Amy Copley, Opal Nielson and Erma Louise, in infancy; four brothers, Edwin, Raymond, Dick, and Chester (Jack) Hiner; daughter-in-law, Norma Corfield, and two great-grandchildren, Shayla Scofield and JD Corfield.

Mildred Belle Hiner Corfield, 92, of Arthur, died Feb. 17, 2011, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.

She was born April 9, 1918, in the family home in Valley Co., near Ord, Neb., the daughter of Charles and Ina Laura (Dennis) Hiner. She moved with her family to Arthur County in August of 1919, where she lived the remainder of her life.

She attended Melrose School through eighth grade. Although she was never able to attend high school, at the age of 35 she took the GED test and earned a provisional teaching certificate, working each summer toward earning her college degree in elementary education, which she completed in 1973. She taught for 29 years, the last 13 in the Arthur Upper Room teaching sixth, seventh, and eighth grades.

On April 12, 1940, she married Erle Corfield in Ogallala, Neb. They worked on various ranches in Keith and Arthur Counties before moving to the ranch home 11 miles south of Arthur where they raised their five children.

After retiring from teaching in 1983, she became very active in church activities, garden and extension club activities. She always raised large gardens, quilted, sewed, and crocheted.

In 2000, she moved into Arthur. In 2007 she moved in with her daughter Laurel and for the past year had resided at Wel-Life in Ogallala.

Survivors include her children, Joyce (Gary) Scofield of Ogallala, Erle (Sally) Dean of Oshkosh, Jerry of Arthur, Jim (Linette) of Arnold, and Laurel (Ken) Kennedy of Ogallala; 15 grandchildren, Terri Scofield Gaeddert, Darla Scofield Sobotka, Rodney Scofield, Winston Corfield, Casper Corfield, Jeffrey Thomas, Joanna Corfield Shalla, Lisa Corfield McKeag, Jeremy Corfield, Danielle Kennedy, Kori Kennedy Hicks, Tana Kennedy, Jess Kennedy, Riley Kennedy, and Kirby Corfield; 22 great grandchildren, and one sister-in-law, Artie Corfield of Roscoe.

She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 48 years, Erle Corfield; parents, Charles and Ina Laura Hiner; four sisters, Zella Sykes, Amy Copley, Opal Nielson and Erma Louise, in infancy; four brothers, Edwin, Raymond, Dick, and Chester (Jack) Hiner; daughter-in-law, Norma Corfield, and two great-grandchildren, Shayla Scofield and JD Corfield.

Mildred Belle Hiner Corfield, 92, of Arthur, died Feb. 17, 2011, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.

She was born April 9, 1918, in the family home in Valley Co., near Ord, Neb., the daughter of Charles and Ina Laura (Dennis) Hiner. She moved with her family to Arthur County in August of 1919, where she lived the remainder of her life.

She attended Melrose School through eighth grade. Although she was never able to attend high school, at the age of 35 she took the GED test and earned a provisional teaching certificate, working each summer toward earning her college degree in elementary education, which she completed in 1973. She taught for 29 years, the last 13 in the Arthur Upper Room teaching sixth, seventh, and eighth grades.

On April 12, 1940, she married Erle Corfield in Ogallala, Neb. They worked on various ranches in Keith and Arthur Counties before moving to the ranch home 11 miles south of Arthur where they raised their five children.

After retiring from teaching in 1983, she became very active in church activities, garden and extension club activities. She always raised large gardens, quilted, sewed, and crocheted.

In 2000, she moved into Arthur. In 2007 she moved in with her daughter Laurel and for the past year had resided at Wel-Life in Ogallala.

Survivors include her children, Joyce (Gary) Scofield of Ogallala, Erle (Sally) Dean of Oshkosh, Jerry of Arthur, Jim (Linette) of Arnold, and Laurel (Ken) Kennedy of Ogallala; 15 grandchildren, Terri Scofield Gaeddert, Darla Scofield Sobotka, Rodney Scofield, Winston Corfield, Casper Corfield, Jeffrey Thomas, Joanna Corfield Shalla, Lisa Corfield McKeag, Jeremy Corfield, Danielle Kennedy, Kori Kennedy Hicks, Tana Kennedy, Jess Kennedy, Riley Kennedy, and Kirby Corfield; 22 great grandchildren, and one sister-in-law, Artie Corfield of Roscoe.

She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 48 years, Erle Corfield; parents, Charles and Ina Laura Hiner; four sisters, Zella Sykes, Amy Copley, Opal Nielson and Erma Louise, in infancy; four brothers, Edwin, Raymond, Dick, and Chester (Jack) Hiner; daughter-in-law, Norma Corfield, and two great-grandchildren, Shayla Scofield and JD Corfield.