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Elizabeth Minter
1925 2024

Elizabeth Minter

November 28, 1925 — April 11, 2024

Elizabeth "Betty" Sandmeyer Minter, age 98, went to be her with Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 11, 2024.

She was born November 28, 1925 to Elmor J. Sandmeyer and Effie C. Sandmeyer in Louisville , Kentucky to a close and loving family.

She was very involved in her church from the very beginning of her life. She felt led to become a missionary in her young adult life and after graduating from Louisville Girls High School and working at Standard Oil Company as a secretary, she attended Asbury College.

She met her life partner and sweetheart of 65 years at Asbury. She was told she was not eligible to go to foreign missions, but after she married in June 1950, she and her husband moved to Georgia and began their ministry in the South Georgia Methodist Conference. She became her husband's helpmate in the church, as in that era, Methodist wives were married to the pastor's work. Her desire to be a missionary was met in all that she did in this church ministry. She visited members, was active in the Women's ministry, Sunday School teacher, and helped her husband as a youth leader. She was constantly hosting visitors to our home and feeding the congregation. Outside of the church she championed young people, she encountered, to be educated, providing food and encouragement along their path.. She helped beggars who came to her door.The list is endless.

She had many talents. She was a violinist and served as first chair in Youth and college orchestras. She was an artist as a cook, handwork, sewing, gardening, crocheting and painting. She was always busy cooking, canning, making clothes and caring for the home in so many ways. She was actively involved in transitioning her family into multiple homes throughout Georgia, with the family never realizing the proficient job, she was doing.

After moving back to her hometown in the early 1960's, she continued serving her local United Methodist churches and was again very active in the Women's Ministries, throughout the district. She raised 2 capable children, a lot of the time on her own, due to the nature of her husband's work that required travel away from the home.

When she and her husband finally had their own home, she never wanted to leave her perfect dwelling. After her husband's death, due to her disabilities, she was moved to Brownsboro Retirement Center, where she remained for the rest of her life. She found a new home, thanks to the kindness of this group of loving people.

Her armchair ministry, proclaiming her love for God, to her family and friends,continued until the end of life. She was a loving witness for so many people, who came to sit with her and share in her devotion to God and love for others.

She was preceded in death by her husband J. Berrien Minter, her parents and her sisters Jane D. Blair and Doris L. Farmer. She is survived by her daughter Alice Minter-Sauer, son John B. Minter (Virginia), three grandchildren Bruce Minter ( Janice) , Melissa M. Baerg (Ken) and Rachel S. Beck (Tom), and 6 great grandchildren and many dear friends.

There will be a graveside service at Resthaven Cemetery.

As a family we want to thank the following individuals that made Betty's life richer at the end of her life. Cathy Hardesty. Margaret Roth, Brownsboro Retirement Center employees, Hosparus team and volunteers,and all of her dear friends that never forgot her.

The family requests no flowers, instead donate to an organization near you, that feed the poor, in her honor.
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