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Rita Hinojos

d. February 12, 2020

Rita Hinojos passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at her home with her family by her side. She was 68.


Rita was born May 22, 1951 in Newton, Kansas to Ines and Nancy (Estrada) Arellano where she lived her life until passing.


Rita was a devoted mother and grandmother that took pride in her family; her door was always open when in need of laughs, advice and food. She enjoyed the holidays and making up holidays allowing her large extended family to gather. Rita’s greatest delight in life was cooking for her grandchildren and being active in their lives.


She is survived by her sons Vince Saenz, Socorro Hinojos Jr., Richardo Hinojos. Her 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Her husband Socorro Hinojos, sisters Juanita Rosalez, Mary Arellano, Patricia Arellano, brother Tony Arellano, aunt Pat Estrada, uncle Larry Estrada and many nieces, nephews and cousins.


She was proceeded in death by her parents and grandmother Juana Arellano.


Viewing and visitation  will be held Monday, February 17th  3pm-5pm. at Petersen’s Funeral Home. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held Monday, February 17th at 7p..m. at St Mary Catholic Church.  The funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, February 18th at 10a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church With The Reverend Nicholas Voelker, Celebrant A graveside committal will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery Newton, KS.


Memorial to American Cancer Society in care of Petersen Funeral Home

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