Elizabeth “Beth” Genter

June 25, 1955-Jan. 25, 2019

Elizabeth “Beth” Genter, 63, of Napoleon passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at Genacross Napoleon Nursing Home in Napoleon.

She was born June 25, 1955, in Napoleon to C. Lyle and Ilene J. (Sattler) Sheller. She married Dale Genter Dec. 27, 1975, in Deshler, and he survives her.

Also surviving are her children, Aaron (James Villa) Genter of Holland, Jodi (Jon) Shultz of Columbus, and Austin (Crystal) Genter of Ridgeville Corners; her father, Lyle Sheller of Malinta; one sister, Mary (Dan) Leininger of Archbold; and one brother, Charlie Sheller of Malinta.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ilene.

Beth was a 1973 Patrick Henry High School graduate, where she was involved in the band and choir. She went on to achieve a nursing diploma from Toledo Hospital in 1976, and then received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from The University of Toledo in 1998. A registered nurse for 43 years, Beth was very compassionate and dedicated her life to helping and saving others.

Beth enjoyed cooking, making most everything from scratch and often obtaining herbs from her own garden. She loved to have cookouts with her family, using the meat smoker to perfect just the right meal along with plentiful other homemade dishes, no one ever went home hungry. She was very hospitable and liked to entertain. At holiday time she even made her own candies.

Beth also enjoyed gardening, knitting and quilting, as well as traveling.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 pm Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stryker (corner of routes 6 and 66N). Visitation will continue at the church Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 11 a.m., Pastor Dale Kern presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be considered to church’s bell tower fund.

Snyder-Wesche-Hoening Funeral Home, Napoleon, has been entrusted with arrangements.

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