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YOUNGSTOWN Mina C. Merrel, 61, passed away early Wednesday morning, Oct., 2, 2013, at Akron City Hospital following a brief illness.
Mina was born June 9, 1952, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Esther A. Connelly. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, the late John Connelly, and lived in Youngstown for most of her life.
Mina worked as a waitress at the 76 Truck Stop in Austintown, and also held various other jobs throughout her life. She enjoyed bingo, cigarettes, and coffee.
Mina is survived by her daughter, Helena M. Merrel of Austintown; a grandson, Corey A. Merrel of Youngstown; a brother, Patrick (Cheryl) Connelly of Girard; two sisters, Diamond (Tim) Stewart of Liberty Township and Evvie Shelton of Youngstown; many nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Juanita Kolmacic of Campbell.
Six grandchildren, and a brother, Ralph W. Smith, are deceased.
Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown, OH, 44509, where funeral services will take place at 7:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make memorial contributions may do so by donating to the funeral home, to help with final expenses.
Visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send condolences online to Minas family.