Betty J. Minnick

Saturday, April 25, 2009
Betty J. Minnick

Betty J. Minnick, 84, of Bainbridge, died on Thursday, April 23, 2009.

She was born on Aug. 3, 1924 in Indianapolis to Donald and Carrie Obenchain Brann.

Mrs. Minnick was a graduate of Bainbridge High School, class of 1942. She was a life-long member of Bainbridge United Methodist Church, having served as an organist for more than 40 years, and was in charge of the Alter flowers.

Mrs. Minnick was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, and had been active as a Guardian of Job's Daughters and had served as a Den Mother for Boy Scouts.

Her parents; stepfather, Ray R. Miller; two sisters, Pat Houser and Joann Bartley; brother, Donald Brann; son-in-law, Bobby Fowler; granddaughter, Lindsay Fowler and great-granddaughter, Lacey Fowler preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Ed Minnick; a son, Ed Minnick and wife Marti of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Jackie Fowler of Bainbridge and Pat Minnick and companion Sherry Miller of Lebanon; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, with the Rev. Randall Boys officiating.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, with an Eastern Star Service at 7 p.m.

Mrs. Minnick will be greatly missed by her family and many friends, and her love of animals and crafts will always be remembered.

Memorials in Betty's name may be made to: Bainbridge United Methodist Church, 302 East Main Street, Bainbridge, IN 46105.

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