Esther Minto

Esther Burris Minto, 100, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Brown County Health and Living Community in Nashville.
She was born in Linton, 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; a granddaughter, Lisa York; a stepdaughter, Doris Fiedler and stepsons Paul and Tommy Minto.
Before moving to be near her daughter in Nashville, she was a long-time resident of Perry County. Esther will be remembered for her love of Arabian horses and 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 many weddings and funerals, in addition to her devotion to her church family at First United Methodist Church.
Published in Perry County News on Jan. 17, 2013