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Eloise Hines

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Eloise Maxine Hines age 82 of New Hampton, IA died peacefully at her home, on April 19, 2020 with her family by her side. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a service will be planned for a later date. Eloise Maxine Hine was born July 30. 1937 in Iowa Falls, IA, the daughter of Max and Caroline (Rieken) Steinfeldt. She was one of four children. Eloise was baptized at the First Presbyterian Church in Wooden, IA which is where she grew up. She then attended school at Fertile High School, graduating from there in 1954. After graduation she attended Waldorf College in Forest City and then later went on for more advanced studies at the University of Iowa and Buena Vista College. After graduating from Waldorf she married Charles Hines in Mason City. To this union five children were born. They moved to Forest City where Eloise worked early on as a school teacher, then in the City Clerk’s office where she enjoyed a lengthy career with the State of Iowa Department of Human Services. After the death of her husband Charles, her work took her to reside in the cities of Spencer and later Independence. She then retired in 1999 whereupon she relocated to New Hampton where she lived until the time of her death. Since her retirement, Eloise has been an active member of the New Hampton United Methodist Church, serving on the social concerns committee and Rachel’s Circle and Food Pantry Board for many years. She was also active in the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary serving as chaplain for seven years. She enjoyed her retirement years traveling around with her ladies bowling groups, taking cruises with her family and friends, quilting, gardening, crocheting, and caring for her cats and grandchildren. Eloise is survived by two sons, Charles (Renae) Hines of Forest City, IA, James Hines of New Hampton, IA; two daughters, Kimberley Shanahan of Springfield, MO, Zoe Hines of Nixa, MO; thirteen grandchildren, Kimberley Pulley, Eddie (Yanette) and Nathan (Jaclyn) Summerfield, Travis Shanahan, Cassandra (Steven) Schulze, Charles Jesse Hines, Meghan Bochek, John (Cassie) and Whitney Hines, Kendra (Mark) Sebesta, Nicholas and Mikaela Hines and Joseph Verchota; eight great-grandchildren Logan and Dresden Summerfield, Charles Hayden and Harper Schulze, Hunter and Parker Bochek and Alex and Rebecca Hines; one sister, Iris Pitkin of Charles City, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Charles Hines; her son, Michael Hines; two brothers Charles Steinfeldt, Richard Steinfeldt.

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  1. My deepest sympathy to Eloise family. May you rest in peace now and forever. I not only consider you our neighbor but as a friend. We helped each other when we needed eachother.

  2. My sympathy and prayers to the family of Eloise. She was a good neighbor but didn’t get to visit with her often. May she rest in peace.

  3. Many prayers and blessings to Eloise’s family during this difficult time. We loved seeing her at Quilter’s Window and all her creative stitching. Denise Sinnwell & Staff at Quilter’s Window

  4. May the memories of Eloise console you in the days ahead. Many a time I bowled with her. All our thoughts and prayers to her family. Jeanne and David Roder

  5. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Eloise. I have many fond memories bowling with Eloise. She truly loved the sport and cameraderie. May she Rest In Peace.

  6. So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I worked with her at the Cerro Gordo County Dept. Of Human Services for quite a few years.

  7. Met Eloise when our son, Ron, had the bowling alley. My husband & I were at the center when she came in looking to sign up to bowl on a team. At that time I needed a bowler. We bowled on monday nites, went to state tournaments together. She was a big help to get me started with quilting. She hand quilted all of her quilts. Rest in peace, Eloise. Hugs to the family.

  8. Eloise was a bright spot in my life for a number of years. She was always so kind and wanted to know how I was doing. She took the time to care about people and it was genuine. We really missed her when she left City Hall.

  9. Eloise and I worked together for DHS while she was in Independence and I was in West Union. My sincere sympathy to all of you in the loss of your Mom, Grandmother. May your Faith give you strength and may your Memories give you Peace and Comfort as you continue Life’s Journey.

  10. Sending my sympathy to the family. I met Eloise at the bowling alley and enjoyed being on leagues with her. Fond memories of her will remain with all who knew her.

  11. My sympathy to the family. Eloise lived on the opposite end of the block in our neighborhood. I didn’t visit with her often, but I remember her as a very nice person.


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