The obituary below was published in a local newspaper but my mother did not note which one. It could have been The Niles Daily Times, The Youngstown Vindicator, or The Warren Tribune Chronicle.
MINERAL RIDGE -- Mrs. Emma Meinzen, 79, of 30 Furnace St., died of a heart attack at 11 p.m., Wednesday in Trumbull Memorial Hospital after she became ill at home.
Mrs. Meinzen was born July 6, 1893, in Mingo Junction, a daughter of Edward J. and Mary Thompson Bickerstaff. She was a member of Mineral Ridge United Methodist Church and VFW auxiliary of Mineral Ridge.
Besides her husband, Robert, to whom she was married Sept. 8, 1913, she leaves four daughters, Mrs. Audrey Doyle of Mineral Ridge, Mrs. Jerry Foulk of Warren, Mrs. ... and Pauline Meinzen, both of Parma; two sisters, Mrs. Mayme Morris and Miss Cora Bickerstaff, and a brother, Dan, all of Mineral Ridge; eight grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lane Funeral Home Mineral Ridge Chapel, where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today. [In my mother's hand: 2/7/1973]
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As far as I know, my grandmother was not a member of the VFW auxiliary. She was, however, a member of the Daughters of Rebekah, the IOOF women's auxiliary.
The marriage date is inaccurate. My grandparents were married in 1914.