I grew up with Mina as an extended member of my family…another grandma if you will. My family and I would travel from Mt. Pleasant, Iowa to visit Gene and Mina several times so I grew up with them. I remember my Mom’s parents, Cecil and Ella Ortery sitting around the table telling stories, having a good meal or playing cards.
I will always remember Mina for those times. Even though Gene has been gone and waiting for her or family still invited her over to join the family…especially during Old Thresher’s.
Rest in peace Mina. Give “dough boy” a hug for me and kiss my grandparents too. I love you