Cumberland Times-News

Obituaries

April 2, 2013

MARY ELLA  (RETTIG) MINNICH [Keyser, W.Va.]

KEYSER, W.Va. — Mary Ella (Rettig) Minnich, 90, of Keyser, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Lion’s Center, Cumberland.

Born on March 17, 1923, in Crowell, Texas, she was a daughter of West Texas pioneers, the late Ed and Ella (Bell) Rettig.  Mary Ella was the last of her immediate family, preceded by four brothers, Herbert, Preston, Marion, and Samuel Rettig and two sisters, Martha Rettig and Anne Hibbs. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, John M. Minnich, in 1980 and her son-in-law, Michael E. Flinn in 2008.

Mary Ella was a graduate of Crowell (Texas) High School and Drury University, Springfield, Mo. She was a life-long member of Kappa Delta Sorority. While at Drury University, she met her future husband, John Minnich, of Keyser, who was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood. They were married Aug. 21, 1946 and she has lived in Keyser since that time.

She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church. Mary Ella was a long-time supporter of Potomac Council, Boy Scouts of America. Her special interests included needlework, travel and the National Spelling Bee.

Surviving are her children, Mary Martha (Joseph) Wagoner, of Weston, John Edward Minnich and Victor Rezendes, of Cumberland, Nancy Anne Flinn, of Escondido, Calif., David Michael (Vickie) Minnich, of Keyser, Charles Douglas Minnich, of Keyser and Gregory Timothy (Joyce) Minnich, of Roanoke, Va. Also surviving are grandchildren, Michael Minnich, of Keyser, Bryan Minnich, of Washington, D.C., Andrea Flinn, of Escondido, Calif., John Minnich, a senior at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. and Daniel, Anna, Susan and Ellen Minnich, of Roanoke, Va.

Friends will be received at the Markwood Funeral Home, Keyser, Wednesday, April 3, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m.   

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, April 4, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in the Assumption Catholic Church, 34 James Street, Keyser, with Father Ivan M. Lebar, T.O.R. as celebrant.  

Interment will follow in Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser.

Memorial contributions may be made to Potomac Council BSA, 14416 McMullen Highway, SW, Cumberland, MD 21502.

Condolences may be sent to the family after Mrs. Minnich’s obituary at www.markwoodfuneralhome.com.

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