Sigma Sigma Sigma Mourns Loss of 8th National President
Sigma Sigma Sigma Mourns Loss of 8 th National President
Mimi Brandt Hiner Enters Omega Chapter
Woodstock, VA — May 10 , 2012 -- It is with great sadness that Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority (“Tri Sigma”) announces the passing of Mimi Brandt Hiner, Beta Xi , Greater St. Louis Alumnae Chapter and Omega . Mimi's love, kind spirit and contin ued passion for Tri Sigma will be greatly missed.
Kaye Schutte Schendel, Gamma Phi and current National President, offered these thoughts on Mimi. “ Mimi was one of the most loyal Tri Sigma s I have ever met. Her lifelong commitment to the Sorority was an extraordinary example to all of us, especially to the collegians and alumnae who were fortunate enough t o meet her.”Mimi Hiner was initiated into Tri Sigma in 1965, and served in a variety of regional a nd national volunteer positions, including National Collegiate Chairman (1970-1974), Area Director (1974-1975, 1976-1977) prior to serving as Collegiate Vice President for two sequential terms (1977-1983). Mimi was elected to serve as National President (1983 – 1989) at the 33 rd National Convention in Phil adelphia, Pennsylvania. The National President serves as the distinguished leader of Tri Sigma, and she wa s the spokesperson and undeniable leader of the organization. She succeeded Helen Marie Eggert Snyder, Alpha Xi and Omega. Mimi oversaw the incorporation of the Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation, adjusted the member services approach and realigned the officer structure. A futuristic thinker, she organized a long range planning committee to secure the future of the sorority. She also served as the Chairman of the Tri S igma Foundation in 1990.
Kaye continued, "Mimi will be remembered as a great storyteller with a great sense of humor and her quick wit. She was dedicated to Tri Sigma, lived our values every day and was admire d by many hundreds of Tri Sigma s."
Sigma Sigma Sigma would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mimi. Mimi is survived by her husband Bill, her son, Bill, and her daughter, Leah Hiner Richmond, Beta Beta , Missouri State University. Leah serves as a member of the Chapt er Advisory Board for Theta Delt a , Lindenwood University.
From her 1988 Founders Day message, Mimi stated, “Our Founders provided us with a firm base on which to build our membership, but it is we who have the opportunity to chart the future of Sigma Sigma Sigma.”
The funeral for Mimi Brandt Hiner will be held at Salem Evangelical Free Church in Florissant, MO, on Monday, May 14 th . Members are invited to wear a black ribbon under their badge for three days in remembrance.
Memorials in Mimi’s name may be sent to the Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation at 225 N. Muhlenberg Street, Woodstsock, VA 22664 or the Salem Evangelical Free Church at 2490 Pohlman Road, Florissant, MO 63033
For details on the memorial, please call the contact number listed at the top of the release, or email Marcia Cutter at : firstname.lastname@example.org.
To sen d a card in condolence, please send your thoughts to:
Leah Hiner Richmond
980 Kostka Ln
Florissant, MO 63031-7311
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