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Betty Minor

October 31, 1934 April 6, 2015
Betty Minor
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PEORIA – Betty Minor, 80, of Peoria passed away at 11:10 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015, at the Bentley Care Center in Naples, Fla., peacefully departing this world for Heaven with her loving husband and family at her bedside. Betty was born on Oct. 31, 1934, in St. Paul, Minn., to the late Robert Marc and Mary (Krisman) Smith. She married Gilbert Douglas Minor on May 15, 1956, in Schwetzingen, Germany. He survives. She is also survived by four children, Daniel Minor of San Diego, Cindy (Kevin) Smith of Metamora, Christine (Pat) Bauer Pepatphong of San Diego, Marc (Michelle) Minor of Naples, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and three sisters, Joyce Wiesehan, Dorothy (Guy) Hatfield, and Mary Ellen (Bruce) Taylor. Betty was known for her passion for gardening, gentle sense of humor, kind-embracing nature, unwavering faith, amazing strength and most of all, her love of family. She embraced strangers and cherished her friendships. A funeral service will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Pastor Kerry Frantz will officiate. Visitation will be from 11- 12:30 p.m. prior to the service at the mortuary. Burial will follow in Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria or Royal Palm Academy, 16100 Livingston Rd., Naples, Fla., 34110. Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto


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