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1943 Mary 2022

Mary "Winnie" Meister

May 11, 1943 — January 20, 2022

Winnie died after a battle with acute leukemia. She was the cherished wife of Paul "Herbie" Meister, who died in 2006, on January 20, the same day Winnie died in 2022.  It is not surprising that the couple shares a death anniversary date.  Winnie often said that her good life began when she met her husband after her family relocated from her birthplace of Frankfort, Kentucky to Villa Place in Ft. Thomas, the same street where Paul resided with his parents, the late Maurice Meister, Sr. and Blanche Dornheggen Meister, and family. Winnie was grateful for her life in Ft. Thomas and the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area.  She graduated, as did Paul, from St. Thomas High School and she worked at the Disabled American Veterans headquarters until her children came along.  Winnie and Paul were parents to two beloved daughters, Julia Meister and Peggy Bricking, and they adored being grandparents to the lights of their lives: Abigail Bricking and Ryan Bricking.  
Winnie was the daughter of the late Nancy Mae (Adamson) Brewer and William Brewer.  She was a supportive and generous sister to John Brewer (deceased), James Jaye Brewer, Eleanor Steffen (deceased), Nancy Atchley, and Kathy Wilson.  Through Paul, she gained more treasured family as the sister in law of Maurice Meister Jr., Rosemary Sizemore, and Kathy Cahill.  Winnie also leaves behind her precious "granddogs," Dorabella, Jackson, and Isolde, who were of great comfort to her in her illness; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and grand nieces and nephews from her and Paul's side of the family; and many dear neighbors and friends, all of whom she loved and appreciated very much.
The family will plan memorial services following interment at St. Stephen Cemetery, Ft. Thomas.  Donations in Winnie's memory may be offered to the Cincinnati Opera Association (Cincinnati, OH) or to Brighton Center (Newport, KY).

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