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Rita Hinojos

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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3 thoughts on “Rita Hinojos

  1. Prayers and Hugs to you and your family, Coco. It’s always leaves just a huge void in our lives when someone we love leaves us. We know in our hearts that they will be in the loving care of our Savior, but we wouldn’t be human if we didn’t want them to go. Life is short. Do not miss a moment to love those you love. The great reward for our life on earth is the day we are re-united with the ones who have been waiting for us. Love you Lots…Barb

  2. I meet Rita a few times when she came to visit Coco she was such a sweet and loving woman I enjoyed talking in visiting with her I send my sincere condolences to her children in grandchildren I know she will be missed

  3. Family of Rita! I pray that you all let God keep you through this time of difficulty. Rita was a wonderful person to me. I met her back in 2008 at DCMA. She was a straight forward but caring person. Look forward to seeing her soon in glory!

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