Wilhelmina ‘Mina’ Allen Huber
- Published: August 1, 2019
Wilhelmina “Mina” Allen Huber, 89, died on July 21, 2019, after more than two years of leukemia-related illness. She was the daughter of Dr. Greer Allen and Isabel Lucille (Pullen) Allen, of Springfield, Ohio, and the wife of Kenneth “Ken” Huber.
Mina graduated from Fisk University, where she studied biology. She worked as a medical technologist throughout her career, retiring from Central State University’s Health Center. Mina’s marriage to Ken was her third. Her first marriage, to William Smith, with whom she had three children, ended in divorce, and her second, to Charles Brown, ended in his death.
A longtime resident of Yellow Springs, Mina was a great cook who enjoyed hosting gatherings of family and friends at her home, as well as meeting with them at Com’s and The Gulch. She was the family recorder, taking thousands of photographs over the decades, which she mounted in albums. She and Charlie Brown were dedicated fisher folks. She was a voracious reader and a viewer of old movies. She also enjoyed doing the NY Times crossword puzzle each day with Ken.
During the course of her illness, Mina appreciated the caring attention of the staff at Kettering Cancer Care and Friends Care Community, and they, in turn, were touched by the sweetness of her spirit. Mina had a wry sense of humor, a sharp eye for pretense, a deeply generous heart and a gift for friendship. All who came within the ambit of her caring were and remain truly blessed.
Mina was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia Allen Davis, and brother, Greer Allen; daughter Carol Smith (Vondruska) Shutley (Mike); and past husbands William Smith and Charles Brown. She is survived by her husband, Ken; daughter Lisa Smith Gardner (Daniel); son, Eric Smith; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by her beloved nieces and nephews, Joan Davis, Mark Davis, Blake Davis, Syrie Davis Fried (David) and Elizabeth Davis Ebright (Jim); and other family members and dear friends.
A memorial get-together will be scheduled at a later date.