Josephine (aka Jo) Mae (Hilton) Doehring was born April 6, 1922 to Thomas and Olga (Knudsen) Hilton in Whitney Nebraska and passed away on March 8, 2017 at the age of 94 years and 336 days. She grew up in the small town of Andrews, Nebraska where her father was a foreman on the railroad. She attended grade school in Andrews. She lived in a boarding house while attending high school in Harrison and graduated from Harrison High School. Josephine met Norval Doehring at a dance at Fort Robinson where he was stationed in the army and they were married January 6, 1944. Norval was sent on a European tour during World War II. Norval was discharged on February 14, 1946. Norval and Josephine made their home on a farm north of Gladstone for over 50 years. To this union were born 3 children, Bonnie, Larry and Faith.
Josephine worked as a teacher, worked on the assembly line in Denver making parts for the B49 fighter planes, worked at a salmon factory in Tacoma, Washington while waiting for Norval to return but most of all Josephine was a wife, mother and grandmother. She made wedding cakes for friends and pedaled her crafts to many craft shows around the area. Josephine was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ at Gladstone and the Fairbury Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School, vacation bible school and helped with LOGOS. She was active in 4H for 15 years, Friendly Thursday Club, Sugar and Spice Club, pinochle clubs, attended the Elks Ladies Card club regularly, Thayer County Feeders Assocation where she gave presentations about hats, etc. She enjoyed dancing, playing the piano, playing cards, making crafts, gardening, cooking, canning, traveling, flowers and her family. She loved God, loved life, loved her family, loved fun, and loved FOOD.
Josephine is survived by her three children, Bonnie Hall of Kearney, Larry Doehring of Crete and Faith Medina of Crete. Grandchildren, Becky and her husband Tony Hobson and great grandchildren Samantha and Cash of Hays, Kansas; Shelly Hall and Dave Lender and great grandchildren Daysha and Jordan of Omaha; and Heidi Cobb’s family, Carson and great grandchildren, Kelsey, Hayden and Kennedy Cobb of Kearney, Nebraska; Cody Medina of Omaha, Chad Medina of Hickman and Clay Medina of Hickman, along with a niece, cousins and many friends, relatives and neighbors.
Memorials Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Gladstone Zion United Church of Christ. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery. Condolences may be left at trumpmemorials.com. Trump Funeral Services, 1600 West “O” Street, Lincoln are handling the arrangements.