Born Saturday, March 12, 1938, in Davenport, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Fred Leu and the late Martha (Joy-Ashby) Leu. She was a member of the Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Benton, and was the “Avon Lady” for more than 30 years
Surviving are sons, Robert “Bob” Gile of Benton, Raymond Gile of Louisville and Steven Gile of Benton, daughters, Carol Kelly of Las Vegas, Nev., Martha “Marti” Howard of Benton and Salena Gile of Benton, Pauline Shelburn of Benton, sister, Grace Marie Edwards of Symsonia; 15 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Earl R. Minard and one sister, Gloria J. Riley.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 19, at 11 a.m. at the Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Benton. Rev. Bill Amberg officiated.
Interment followed in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Paducah.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association, Great Rivers Affiliate, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693-5120 or the Faith Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 1258 US Hwy 641 N, Benton, KY 42025.