Source: News-Journal, Monday, November 23, 1959

Etta H. Oppenheim (1871-1959)

Mrs. Etta H. Oppenheim, widow of Isaac Oppenheim, North Manchester merchant, died Sunday morning at 6:00 at her residence, 402 West Second street. She had been ailing for several years. Mrs. Oppenheim was a daughter of Henry and Celia Heineman Herf, and was born at Wabash April 17, 1871. She married Isaac Oppenheim at Wabash February 14, 1892, and his death occurred August 17, 1953. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Hilda Lobel of New York City.

The body was taken to the Bender Funeral Home and returned to the family residence at noon today. The funeral service will be held Tuesday forenoon at 10:00 with Rabbi Frederic Doppelt, Fort Wayne, and the Rev. R.H. Miller, Los Angeles, California, in charge. Entombment will be in the family mausoleum in the Salem-Fields Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. Mrs. Oppenheim was a member of the Achduth Wesholom Congregation, Fort Wayne.

Since her husband's death Mrs. Oppenheim had become noted for her philanthropies, the full extent of which was not available this morning. Among the more important is a Youth Education Center in connection with her church at Fort Wayne. Ground was broken for the building Sunday, the day of Mrs. Oppenheim's death. She also sponsored and defrayed the expense of a fine arts program of music which was broadcast by one of the Fort Wayne radio stations.

In North Manchester Mrs. Oppenheim endowed a chair of mathematics at Manchester College. She also provided a Steinway grand piano for Manchester High School.