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Esther Burris Minto, 100, Nashville

Esther Burris Minto, 100, passed away on Jan. 11, 2013, at Brown County Health and Living Community in Nashville.

She was born in Linton, on June 22, 1912.  Her parents were the late James and Lessie (Terhune) Beckwith. Also preceding her in death were her husbands, Tony Burris in 1969 and Tom Minto in 1993; sons, Calvin and Paul Burris; granddaughter, Lisa York; stepdaughter, Doris Fiedler; and stepsons, Paul and Tommy Minto.

Before moving to be near her daughter in Nashville, she was a longtime resident of Perry County. Esther will be remembered as a person of community service, having worked actively with 4-H programs in the 1950s and as a teacher to hundreds of students of music. She touched many lives with her appreciation of music, having played the organ and piano for weddings and funerals, in addition to her devotion to her church family at First United Methodist Church.

Esther was dedicated, resourceful, strong and unfailing in her belief. She spent her last years finding enjoyment in simple things, such as her cat napping on her lap, watching birds out her window and visiting with family and friends. She felt especially blessed to have received so many cards of well wishes for her 100th birthday.

 

Surviving is her daughter, Coretta York; stepson, Chris Minto; grandchildren, Doug and Eric Burris, Diana Kreisle, Chris Burris, Shaun York and Toni Booth, Louann Backer, Jeff, Tracy, Todd, Paula and Pam Minto, Jim Fiedler and Peggy Jones; eighteen great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will take place at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel, with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Evansville, at 11 am. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Monday.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to First United Methodist Church, Hospice of Columbus, Indiana or Brown County Health and Living Community’s activity fund.

Messages of condolence can be left at www.huberfuneralhome.net.

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  • January 25
    'Big Eyes' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 26
    BC Commissioners
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 27
    Widowed group euchre party
    1 p.m. Sycamore Valley Community Center, 746 Memorial Drive
  • January 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 27
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • January 27
    BC Election Board
    2 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 27
    BC Area Plan Commission
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 28
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • January 28
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • January 28
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 29
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 30
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 31
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 31
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 4
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • February 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • February 17
    Hamblen Trustee Board annual review
    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road