Within the last year, my best friend Misty has had to bury her grandma and her grandpa. Ruth's funeral was in January and her grandpa Ed passed away just last week. Both Ed and Ruth were such nice people. I've known them every since I've known Misty, but hadn't seen them in quite a few years. It saddens me that I never went to visit them in the last part of their life.
I have such fond memories of them! Some of my favorites were the vacations to Florida and staying with them in their golf course condo, Sunday nights at the bingo hall with Ruth and Misty and Hazel, Ruthetta's laugh, and always getting her Christmas card first and trying to get mine mailed so she would get mine first!
Ruth Minton (1938 - 2015)
Ruth A. (Glaser) Minton passed away Friday January 23, 2015. She was born in Evansville on May 27, 1938 to the late Linus and Hilda (Goldbach) Glaser.
Ruth formally worked for George Koch and Sons, and later owned and operated a beauty shop in her home.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Shelia Eckerly; son, Gary Minton; sisters, Norma Schutz, Evelyn Kercher; infant sister, Mary Theresa and brothers, Malcolm and Darryl Glaser.
She is survived by her husband Edward Minton; son, Daniel Minton (Mary), of Ft. Myers, FL; grandchildren, Misty Harris, Micah, Brian, Tim and Danielle Minton; 7 great grandchildren; brothers, James Glaser (Mary), and Dennis Glaser (Shirley); daughter-in-law, Hazel Minton and nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday January 28, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Ziemer Funeral Home Central Chapel, 626 N First Ave., Evansville, IN 47710. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Entombment will be at St. Joseph Mausoleum.
Edward Minton, 86, of Evansville passed away Monday August 10, 2015 at Pine Haven Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was born November 1, 1928 in Taylor Mines, KY to the late Clyde and Addie (Ford) Minton.
Edward served in the military during the end of WWII as a Navy Seaman First Class, and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. He received an honorable discharge in 1948 and was a member of the American Legion. He worked until he retired in Evansville for Chrysler Motor and George Koch & Sons. He was active in the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #20 and served for a time as their president. Edward was a passionate golfer who's proudest accomplishment was winning the Helfrich Hills Club Championship in 1975. He also enjoyed and pursued many other sports including baseball, bowling, and volleyball. He enjoyed game hunting, horse race handicapping, coin collecting and treasure hunting with his metal detector.
Edward was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Minton; son, Gary Minton; parents and brothers, Clifford, James and Wilber.
He is survived by his son, Danny Minton, wife Mary; grandchildren, Misty Harris, Micah, Brian, Timothy and Danielle Minton; seven great grandchildren; daughter in law, Hazel Minton, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Thursday August 13, 2015 at Ziemer Funeral Home Central Chapel, 626 N First Ave., Evansville, IN 47710.
Funeral service will being at 1:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home with Chaplin Tom Hubachek officiating.
Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery where the Retired Veteran Memorial Club will conduct graveside services.