July 10, 1930 ~ January 5, 2020

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Elizabeth “Betty” Rankin Siler Hintz, age 89, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the John F. Keever Solace Center with her loving and grateful family at her side.

Born July 10, 1930 to Clifton Kip Siler and wife, Elizabeth Gunnin Siler, Betty was a proud Asheville native, attended Sand Hill High School, then graduated from Women’s College Greensboro (UNCG) with a degree in Psychology. She didn’t know it at the time, but she met her future husband, Willard, while in the 5th grade at Vance Elementary School. Upon his return from the Korean War, they reconnected and were married in October 1955. They were happily and lovingly married for 64 years. Their only child, Andrea Elizabeth “Beth” Hintz was born on her Dad’s birthday a year later.

Betty is survived by her devoted husband, Willard Albert Hintz; daughter, Beth and husband Jim Stahl; brother, Clifton Eugene “Bud” Siler; granddaughters, Andrea Carroll Stahl Bowers (husband Sean) and Elizabeth Siler Stahl (fiancé’ Max Eason), all of Asheville; and many close and dear cousins and a host of lifetime friends.

How fortunate we all were to be incredibly loved and cherished by such a one-of-a-kind special lady. May she be remembered for being a faithful servant of God, her steadfast, unconditional love for her family, possession of that contagious laugh, her quick wit and sharp sense of humor, her love for all God’s creation and creatures, her love of the mountains and that special spark of mischievousness and her fun-loving nature. She will be truly missed, but will always remain close to our hearts.

Her family sends special gratitude for the loving care she received from her Hospice team, including Melissa, Ronnie and Savannah.

The memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at Oak Forest Presbyterian Church. Rev. Merriam Alexander, Rev. Anne Morgan, and Rev. Deacon Jeannette Reese will officiate. Her family will receive friends for one hour at the church prior to the service.

Memorials may be made in her memory to the Asheville Humane Society, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville, NC 28806, or to the Oak Forest Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, 880 Sand Hill Rd., Asheville, NC 28806.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

Services

Visitation: January 9, 2020 1:00 pm

Oak Forest Presbyterian Church
880 Sand Hill Road
Asheville, NC 28806

828-252-3535

Memorial Service: January 9, 2020 2:00 pm

Oak Forest Presbyterian Church
880 Sand Hill Road
Asheville, NC 28806

828-252-3535

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  1. Beth & Willard,
    I am so very sorry to learn of the.loss if your mother and wife. She was truly loved by many…
    I remember her as a real “go- getter”
    My prayers are with you in the difficult days and months ahead…..

  2. Dear Beth & Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Betty, such a wonderful lady. I loved being around her when we were girls- I remember her beautiful smile and contagious laugh so well. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during the weeks and months ahead. I pray you feel God’s presence near you, and most of all, I hope you feel the unending love of Betty, such a sweet, sweet soul. Love, Jan & Roger Caldwell

  3. Beth,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Keep your memories close to your heart always. Love and hugs to you all.
    Pat Williams

  4. Beth and Willard, Mark and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Betty. Mama after moving to SC mourned until the end, leaving Betty behind in Asheville. Mama felt Betty was her closest friend; hopefully, now the two of them can catch up w/ what has been going on since Mama moved. She along with you, Willard, made my childhood years so much easier. Beth, I have many pictures of you and I growing up; thank you, too, for sharing your playhouse w/ me. I know Betty will have no more pain but it is difficult to believe she isn’t on this earth anymore; I can hear her laughter in my imagination as she entered the gates. And I know Dottie was there waiting on her. You each are in our hearts and prayers, Susan and Mark Manczuk

  5. Dear Beth and family, just wanted to offer my sincere condolences and prayers in the loss of your mother. I remember what a sweet and precious lady she was from our days at Sand Hill Elementary. Our. mother’s are irreplaceable. Keeping you in my prayers. Love Loretta Stewart Higdon

  6. Willard, Beth, and Family,
    I am so sorry to learn of Betty’s passing. I have very fond memories of singing with Betty in the choir and serving on the Session with her for several terms. She truly loved God and Oak Forest. I wonder how many quarts of Brunswick Stew that she and the Heavenly Hash crew stirred over that kettle to remodel the kitchen and Fellowship Hall, carpet the sanctuary, and replace the organ among many other things. I also remember she and Dottie singing some beautiful duets from the old yellow Oak Forest “oldies” hymnal. I am sure there is much rejoicing in heaven tonight as she and Dottie are likely singing in the Heavenly choir and cooking something delicious! I unfortunately will not be able to attend the services as I am in Raleigh for business but you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Allan Morse

  7. Dear Beth & Family: My thoughts are with you as I send condolences over the loss of your very special mother. I hope that your happy memories of her will help to sustain you during this time. Love from Susan

  8. Beth, Jimmy & Willard,
    So sorry for your loss. It has been a rough 5 months but Dotty and Betty are together now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May GOD bless each and everyone. Love you.

  9. My prayers and sympathy are extended to the family of Betty Hintz. Stay strong in the love of God.
    Neil Thagar
    Neil K’s Hairstyling

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