The Van Wert County Courthouse

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022

Amelia Salinas

Amelia Salinas, 79, of Van Wert, passed way at 4:10 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

She was born June 8, 1937, in Austin, Texas, the daughter of Benito and Fidencia (Nieto) Piña, who both preceded her in death. On April 8, 1961, she married Mike Salinas, who died August 9, 1993.

Survivors include a daughter, Stella Salinas of Van Wert; two brothers, Eli Piña of Lima and Richard Piña of Chicago, Illinois; and three sisters, Carmen (Armando) Garcia of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Lupe (Baldemar) Bejarano of Defiance, and Teresa Quiñones of Lima.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 2, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert, with Father Charles Obinwa and Father Stan Szybka officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.

Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Monday, August 1, at the funeral home, where a Rosary service will be held at 7:30 that evening.

Preferred memorials: Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center, c/o Community Health Professionals, 1159 Westwood Drive, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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POSTED: 07/31/16 at 11:37 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries