Obituary: Ruth S. Minor

Ms Minor, 91, a longtime resident of Ocoee and former Realtor, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021.

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Ruth S. Minor, age 91, a longtime resident of Ocoee, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, and is now with her Lord and Savior. She was born in Umatilla, Florida, on April 16, 1930, as the second daughter to Margaret Collins Schultz and John Herbert Schultz. Graduating as salutatorian from Umatilla High School in 1948, she later attended business school.

An entrepreneur at heart, Ruth was always finding ways to help provide for her family. In the early 1960s, she was ahead of her time with a homebased mass mailing business called “Typing Service Plus.” She employed other stay-at-home moms and their children, including her own.

Some of her many other ventures included raising hamsters to supply local pet departments and selling Avon products. Ruth eventually found her passion as a Realtor beginning in 1979 until she retired well into her 80s. She especially enjoyed helping people buy their first home. Her honesty and diligence provided her with a loyal clientele throughout generations of the same families.

She was active in her community as a longtime member of the Woman’s Club of Ocoee and her beloved Church of Christ.

Ruth is survived by her five children Trisha Shkoler (David) of Ocoee, Beverly Willis (Gary) of Winter Garden, Danny Minor of Ocoee, Heidi Walker of Ocoee and Paul Minor (Edith) of Ocoee; sisters, Iverna Thomas of Salt Springs, Florida, and Lucy Hill of DeLand, Florida. She will be dearly missed by her family, including 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, Miles L. Minor, of Ocoee; and her sister, Wilma Mason, of Winter Haven.

We celebrated Ruth’s life at a funeral service that was held at West Orange Church of Christ, 1450 Daniels Road, in Winter Garden on Friday Jan. 7, 2022. Visitation was at the church from noon to 1 p.m.; the service started at 1 p.m. with a reception that followed. Private graveside for family to be at a later date.  

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers living plants or donations be given in Ruth Minor’s name to the Children’s Ministry at West Orange Church of Christ Kid’s Wing Fund. Donations can be made online at by selecting the “give” tab or by check to WOCOC, 1450 Daniels Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787.


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