The Life of Mildred L Blum

MILDRED L. BLUM YOUNGSTOWN – Mildred L. Blum, 94, passed away at 9:49 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at the Omni Manor Health Care Center, following a short illness. She was born in Warren on Oct. 14, 1922, the daughter of Fred and Thara (Graffius) Weimer, and lived in Niles most of her life. Mildred retired in May of 1983, after working 15 years as a clerk at the McKinley Federal Savings and Loan Company in downtown Niles. She was a lifetime member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and its choir and Altar Guild. She was a member of the Golden Glow Rebekah Lodge 608, past Noble Grand Club of Ferndale Rebekah Lodge 607, Ladies Auxiliary Patriarchs Millitant, Ladies Encampment Auxiliary and the Meander Mothers of the Child Conservation League. She enjoyed needlework, and while at the nursing home, she loved crafting and playing bingo. Mildred is survived by three daughters, Cheryl Marshall of Youngstown, Rebecca (Sam) Collings of Clearwater, Fla. and Cynde (George) Reich of Douglasville, Ga.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister Maxine Gwinnup of Bellflower, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter W. Blum, whom she married on June 18, 1944, and who died on July 5, 1998; and two brothers, John Weimer and Charles Weimer. The funeral will be Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, where family and friends may call one hour prior to the service. Pastor David Conrad will officiate. Entombment will be at Greenhaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, 56 N. Chestnut St., Niles, OH 44446. Arrangements by the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, 126 W. Park Ave. in Niles

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