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Frances Ermina "Mina" McCoy

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Frances Ermina "Mina" McCoy Obituary
Frances Ermina "Mina" McCoy, 91, of Warren, Pa., died Thursday morning, October 11, 2012 at the Golden Living Center - Walnut Creek, Erie, Pa., after a 6 month illness. She was born July 2, 1921 in Wynona, Okla. to the late Henry and Elizabeth Buchheit Lorenz. She was a Warren area resident her entire life. She is fondly remembered as a great mother and grandmother, who always put everybody else first. She would always bake four loaves of homemade bread when family would get together. She was an avid walker, enjoyed baking, reading and traveling. She celebrated her 80th birthday in Hawaii. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church and had worked many election days at voting polls. Mina is survived by ten children, Mike (Barb) McCoy of Alamo, Calif., Mary (Michael) Michalechen of Christiana, Pa., Joe (Rene) McCoy, Pat (Stacey) McCoy, Tim McCoy all of Erie, Pa., Dan McCoy of Warren, Pa., Bobbie (Tim) Howell of Pittsfield, Pa., Terry McCoy of Erie, Pa., Ann (Dallas) McHenry of Warren, Pa., Neil (Gayle) McCoy of Erie, Pa.; one sister, Phyllis Dunham of Pleasantville, Pa., one brother, Bill Lorenz of Warren, Pa.; 25 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. McCoy, whom she married September 22, 1945 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren, Pa., and who died July 8, 1977; one son, John McCoy who died December 31, 1991; two brothers, John and Dick Lorenz and two sisters, Bette Lorenz and Mary Billsbourgh. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, Pa. on Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:45 p.m. by Deacon Joseph Lucia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday, October 15, 2012 at St. Joseph R.C. Church with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Published in the Erie Times-News on Oct. 12, 2012
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