Violet “Luba” Binni, 93 of Powhatan Point, Ohio died Monday June 3, 2019 at Continuing Healthcare of Shadyside, in Shadyside, Ohio. She was born May 10, 1926 a daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Popicg) Vucelich in Powhatan Point, Ohio.
Luba was a Catholic by faith and member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church. She earned a Bachelors degree as well as a Masters degree in education from Ohio University. She taught elementary special education for 40 + years. Luba Coached girls volleyball and basketball, worked as a part time instructor at Ohio University Eastern and taught bowling, swimming, physical education, track, golf, rhythmics, adapted activities as well as special education workshops. She was a Democratic delegate to the National Convention for Jimmy Carter and was active in Belmont County politics for many years. She also served on the Belmont County Precinct Committee. Luba was an avid bowler even into her eighties and was a softball pitcher. She also enjoyed visiting Wheeling Downs Racetrack and Casino as often as she could. Luba was a member of the Bellaire Eagles, the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Post 228 and the Ohio Education Association.
Luba was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Mike “Lefty” Mistovich, Nick Mistovich, Nick “Pinner” Vucelich, Milan “Moose” Vucelich, as well as an infant son Nick and an infant grandson Christopher.
She is survived by her husband of over 69 years Joseph Binni who she married on August 27, 1949, her children, Jerry (Pat) Binni of Powhatan Point, Ohio, Raymond “Rick” Binni of Bridgeport, Ohio, Edward E. (Alicia) Binni of Powhatan Point, Ohio and Christopher C. (Krista) Binni also of Powhatan Point, Ohio. In addition she is survived by six grandchildren, Chad Binni, Dana Enix, Jeremy (Joni) Binni, Brennan Binni, Taylor Huffman and Renni (Danny) Boltz. She is also survived by 15 great-grandchildren, Brianna, Cody, Nathan, Rilyn, Karlee, Parker, Paisley, Bentleigh, Paityn, Sidney, Sophie, Ari, Bailey, Olivia and Bella, Emma and one great-great-granddaughter Charleigh.
Family and friends will be received on Thursday June 6 at the Bauknecht Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Ave, Shadyside, Ohio 43947 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm with a vigil service at 7:45pm. Visitation will also be held on Friday June 7, 2019 from 11am until time of funeral liturgy with Mass at 1 pm at St. Mary Catholic Church in Shadyside, Ohio with Fr. Daniel Heusel officiating. Burial will follow in Powhatan Cemetery, Powhatan Point, Ohio.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Powhatan Swim Team by going to “TMCFunding.com”.
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