Saturday, September 28, 2002

Obituary: Amelia McEntyre, avid volunteer

Nurse also was baseball, football coach

By Rebecca Billman,
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Amelia “Millie” Daley McEntyre, a member of the Cincinnati Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame, died Sept. 18 in Ruston, La. The former Cincinnatian was 88.

        Mrs. McEntyre was a native of Cincinnati, and lived here until moving to Ruston five years ago.

        A licensed practical nurse and Headstart instructor, she spent a lot of time volunteering.

        She was a Brownie leader for 25 years, a Cub Scout den mother, a Little League Baseball and Pee Wee Football coach, a Sunday school teacher and a home tutor.

        She was also a wellness and wheelchair aerobics instructor at the Clifton Senior Center.

        Mrs. McEntyre was inducted into the Cincinnati Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame in 1995.

        In Louisiana, she won a bronze medal in “Socrates trivia” at the Northern Louisiana Nursing Home Olympics. An avid reader, Mrs. McEntyre donated her 100-volume Louis L'Amour collectors edition set to the Lincoln Parish Library in Ruston.

        She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe.

        Survivors include three sons, David of Simi Valley, Calif., Jon of Corte Madera, Calif., and Jerry of Mesa, Ariz.; a daughter, Doris Cramer of Ruston; two sisters, Thelma Schneider and Dorothy Moore, both of Cincinnati; a brother, William Daley of Cincinnati; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

        A memorial service in Cincinnati is pending. Mrs. McEntyre's remains have been cremated, and will be buried alongside her husband's remains here.

        Memorials may be made to Barnett Springs Baptist Church, 1505 S. Barnett Springs St., Ruston, La. 71270 or the Baptist Retirement Center, 1355 Sixth St., Arcadia, La. 71001.


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