Frances Ermina "Mina" McCoy, 91, of Warren, Pa. died Thursday morning, October 11, 2012 at Golden LivingWalnut Creek, Erie, Pa., after a 6 month illness. She was born July 2, 1921 in Wynona, Ok. 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 10 children Mike (Barb) McCoy of Alamo, Ca., 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., 1 Sister Phyllis Dunham of Pleasantville, Pa., 1 Brother Bill Lorenz of Warren, Pa., 25 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. McCoy who died July 8, 1977 whom she married September 22, 1945 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren, Pa., 1 Son John McCoy who died December 31, 1991, 2 Brothers John and Dick Lorenz, 2 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. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.