Nancy Lou Minton

Nancy Lou Minton

Nancy Lou Minton, 83, of Wheatfield, Ind., and formerly of Louisville, Ky., Owensboro, Ky., and Cairo died Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 7:10 a.m. at Casa of Hobart in Indiana.

She was born on April 8, 1938, in Cairo, the daughter of Jamie Lee and Edna Marie Calvert Stevens. 

She married Eugene H. Minton on May 27, 1961. Later in life, she reunited with her high school sweetheart, Bob Lentz. They shared over 20 years together.

She worked in the Louisville school system and at Kentucky Wesleyan College during her time in Kentucky. 

She enjoyed watching all sports and cheering everyone on. She loved to explore nature, and especially doing so by hiking. 

She loved her dear friends that she met throughout her lifetime, she always had a wonderful time when she was with them. When she entered a room she sparkled and soon everyone in the room was laughing and having a good time. 

She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Louisville. Zion created the perfect foundation for building her circle of friends who were like family. 

When she and Eugene left Louisville for Owensboro, a whole new circle of friends emerged at the college.

She attended Kentucky Wesleyan College and was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority. 

She is survived by her daughter, Robyn (Rebecca) Minton-Holmes of Wheatfield; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jamie and Edna Stevens; her husband, Eugene H. Minton; brothers Jamie Stevens and Charlie Stevens; and her sweetheart, Bob Lentz.

Graveside inurnment will be held at Spencer Heights Cemetery on Thursday, May 26, at 11 a.m.             

Memorials can be made to the Eugene H. Minton Scholarship Fund at Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Crain Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of arrangements.

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

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