In memory of
Muriel Winifred "Winnie" Bryan
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In memory of
Muriel Winifred "Winnie" Bryan
MURIAL WINIFRED BRYAN Muriel Winifred (Winnie) Bryan, age 95, departed this life on October 13, 2016 in Lancaster, Ohio. She was born June 26, 1921 in Pike County, Ohio to the late Frank and Ida Mae Blakeman Hines. In addition to her parents and step-mother, Elizabeth Boggs Hines, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Howard (Jeff) Bryan; son, Michael J. Bryan; son-in-law, David V. Aiken; sisters, Viola White, Esther Locke, Ruth Crace, Margaret Miles, and Maxine Sweeney; and brothers, Vernon, Harold, Harmon (Jim) and Frank Hines, Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Aiken of Guysville, Ohio and Susan and her husband, Michael Detwiler of Columbus, Ohio; two granddaughters, Jessica Aiken and her husband Brett Kurtz of Chicago, and Marianne Aiken of Orlando, Florida; her brothers Delbert Hines of Beaver, Ohio and Gary Hines of Findley, Ohio and nieces and nephews. Winnie was valedictorian of her graduating class of 1939 at Beaver High School in Pike County, Ohio. After graduation she moved to Portsmouth, Ohio and found work in the Williams Shoe Factory. She met and married Howard Jefferson (Jeff) Bryan of Portsmouth, Ohio. Winnie and her husband were in the meat business in Piketon, Ohio (Bryan's Meats) and, later, the retail business in New Boston, Ohio (Big Value Discount and The Village Shop. They also had "Bryan's," a clothing store, in Portsmouth, Ohio. After her husband's death, she and daughter, Nancy, had an art gallery, Gallery 41, in New Boston. Winnie and her family lived in the Rosemount Road area north of Portsmouth, and after the children were grown, she and her husband moved to Wheelersburg, Ohio. Besides helping with the family business, she was an active member and office holder in the League of Women Voters, Church Women United, the Wheelersburg Civic Club, and Valley Methodist Church (Rosemont Road, Portsmouth). She was a dedicated worker for the Trinity Methodist Church in Portsmouth and, later, the Valley Methodist Church in Rosemount, where she was a choir member and church fair booth worker for many years. She excelled at and enjoyed athletics. She was the starting point guard on her high school basketball team. She was a member of the bowlers' 600 club and she enjoyed golf and swimming. She was a member of a bridge club, and she was a Girl Scout leader. She was also a volunteer reader for the Radio Reading Service (for the blind) and delivered Meals on Wheels. She wrote the biography of her husband for the History of Scioto County and compiled the history of Perry Township for the same publication. She frequently conducted tours of the historic 1810 House in Portsmouth and sang in the Portsmouth Community Choir. Winnie was twice awarded Scioto County Volunteer of the Year. Funeral services will be held 12:00 p.m. Monday, 17 October 2016 at the Boyer Funeral Home in Waverly with Rev. Tim Hines, Officiating. Burial will follow in Beaver Union Cemetery, Beaver, Ohio. Friends may call at the Funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday.
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