Reva Elizabeth Hitchings (1928-2006)

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Reva Elizabeth Hitchings Atkalns
Atkalns, Reva & Vilnis.jpg
Greenwood Cemetery
Born: 20 Jun 1928 Petoskey, Michigan
Died: 7 Jan 2006 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Charles Jackson Hitchings
Mother: Beatrice V. Chattaway
Siblings: Charles Jackson Hitchings, Jr.
Arthur John Hitchings
Reva Elizabeth Hitchings
Margaret Ellen Hitchings
Gerald Eland Hitchings
Constance Jean Hitchings
Christine Tinitte Hitchings
Spouse: Vilnis Raimonds Atkalns
Married: 5 Jun 1955 Petoskey, Michigan

Death Notice

Petoskey News-Review, Monday, January 9, 2006:

Reva Atkalns

Reva Atkalns, 77, of Petoskey, died Jan. 7, 2006, at Northern Michigan Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey.


Petoskey News-Review, Tuesday, January 10, 2006:

Reva Atkalns

Reva Atkalns, 77, of Petoskey, died Jan. 7, 2006, at Northern Michigan Hospital.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey with chaplain Larry Funk officiating. Visitation will be held from noon until the time of service.

Reva was born in Petoskey on June 20, 1928, the daughter of Charles and Beatrice (Chattaway) Hitchings, and graduated from Petoskey High School in 1946.

On June 5, 1955, she married Vilnis Atkalns in Petoskey and he survives. Reva worked for many years at the Gidley and Brudy Drug Store, and later at the Brock-Eckel and Walenta drug stores. In her later years, she was employed by Shorter's Gift Shop.

Reva enjoyed her flowers and watching the many birds and animals outside her kitchen window.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Vilnis; a sister, Connie (Carl) Lawrence, of Frederick; four sisters-in-law, Bea Hitchings of Petoskey, Dorothy Hitchings of Grand Rapids, Marie Hitchings of Swartz Creek and Sylvia Sydow of Chicago; as well as by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Charles Jr., Arthur “Bud” and Gerald Hitchings; and by two sisters, Margaret “Peg” and Christine Hitchings.

Arrangements are in the care of the Stone Funeral Home.


  • Birth: Emmet County, Michigan Birth Records: Page 64A, Number: 149
Hitchings, Rena Elizabeth
Born: 20 Jun 1928
At: Petoskey, Mich
Parents Residence: Petoskey, Mich
Recorded: 7 Jul 1928
Female, white, Legitimate
Father: Charles Hitchings, born in Michigan, Meat Cutter
Mother: Beatrice Chattaway, born in Michigan
Obituaries (page A2 Petoskey News-Review)
Atkalns, Reva, 77 01/10/2006
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
ATKALNS, Reva Elizabeth
Date of Death: 1/7/2006
Liber: 2006
Folio: 11
Place of Death: Petoskey, Michigan
Atkaln, Reva Elizabeth (Hitchings)
Age: 77
Born: 06/20/1928
Died: 01/7/2006
Burial: 01/13/2006
Cemetery: Greenwood, Petoskey
Stone Funeral Home at Petoskey
Lot: H -163-4