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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 :

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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