Mildred Frum

Mildred Frum

1929 - 2019

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Mildred (Kinsley) Frum, 89, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Assumption Village in North Lima, OH.


She was born Aug. 22, 1929 in Morgantown, WV, a daughter of the late Vincent and Sadie (Jolliffe) Kinsley. She was a life-long resident of Morgantown before coming to the Youngstown area in 2009.  She remained always a devoted Mountaineer, proud of her West Virginia hills.


Mildred was a 1947 graduate of Morgantown High School. She did secretarial work in her younger years, briefly worked in retail, sold Avon, and was a hospital volunteer.  While living in Morgantown, Mildred was an active member of Johnson's Chapel Church.  Mildred had a creative, faith-filled spirit.  She was an accomplished poet, publishing several poetry books and winning local, state, and national poetry awards.  Mildred played the piano, possessing a natural ear for music.  She enjoyed many hours spent entertaining family and nursing facility friends with poetry readings and piano playing.  Mildred touched many with her rich stories of faith and family. 


Mildred is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Dennis) Sklenar of Youngstown; a son, Randall (Arlene) Frum of Nutley, NJ; eight grandchildren, Brian (Liseli), Allison, and Jason Sklenar, Christopher Frum, Rachael (Sami) Al-Qasi, Ysabelle Frum, and Joshua and Franchesca Rochester; a great grandson, Asher Al-Qasi; and a sister, Juanita Jackson.  


Mildred was also preceded in death by her first husband, Wayne Ross Staritt whom she married September 27, 1951 and passed away October of 1955;  her second husband, Charles Kenneth Frum whom she married March 8, 1958 and passed away November 16, 2003; and three brothers, Lloyd, Robert, and David Kinsley.


Friends may gather at McCulla Funeral Home on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 4-7pm. Visitation will continue at Johnson Chapel UMC,1081 Smithtown Road, Morgantown, on Saturday, June 22, from 10 am until the 11 am funeral service with Pastor Jim Weber officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, June 21, 2019
McCulla Funeral Home
770 Fairmont Road
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Johnson Chapel UMC
1081 Smithtown Road
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States