Beth E. McMinn, 84, died at her home on Sunday, September 17, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 514 East Swamp Rd., Penn Yan. A luncheon will follow at the Penn Yan Moose Club at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Modeste Bedient Memorial Library, 3699 Rte. 54A, Branchport, N.Y. 14418; the Keuka Comfort Care Home, 35 Rte. 54, Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527; or the Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, N.Y. 14561.

Born in Potter, Beth was the daughter of the late Milford Meyer and Elsie Kindelberger Meyer. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, the Lake-to-Lake Quilt Guild, and the Hill Ladies. Beth was a former Yates County 4-H member and leader. She and her husband, Lawrence, used to dance with Penn Yan Friendship Squares. Beth loved to read, sew and socialize.

Beth is survived by six children, Michele McMinn, Marlene (Steve) Fingar, Craig (Vanessa) McMinn, Chad McMinn, Kyle (Ellen) McMinn and Lanette (Timothy) Swarthout; “mom” of Oscar and Polly Castaneda and their son, Oscar Jr.; seven grandchildren, Jillian (Drew) Spencer, Brent (Nitosha) Fingar, Benjamin McMinn, Kayla (Brandon) DeHond, Alex Swarthout, Parker McMinn, and Margaret McMinn; two great-grandchildren, Teagan Fingar and Kalliope Fingar, and a soon-to-be Spencer baby girl; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Meyer and Laurita (Joseph) Griffo; one brother-in-law, Bert (Donna) Alexander; and many friends and acquaintences.

Beth was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Lawrence W. McMinn; and her brother, Richard G. Meyer.

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