Sallie Sheppard Kintner, 80, died December 1, 2017 at the Medical Center of Carolina Village, Hendersonville, North Carolina, after years of struggle with dementia.
She was the daughter of Marion Sheppard and Ann Gentry. A university graduate, she was a devoted wife and mother. Sallie worked in various capacities as an administrative and educational assistant while helping to educate their children. Of strong opinions and convictions, she was a lifelong student especially in the areas of Christian theology and practice. She was a major supporter of her husband’s career as minister and church musician.
Sallie is survived by her husband of 60 years Robert (Bob) Kintner; three sons and their families: Bradley Kintner and wife, Linda Robinson, Brian Kintner and wife, Toerin Leppink, Bruce Kintner and wife, Sharon; six Kintner grandchildren: Robert, Rachael, Sarah, Benjamin, Clara Ann and James. She is also survived by her brother, Mark Sheppard and his wife, Mary. Her sister-in-law Vivian Kintner was especially close. There is a large number of other family members and friends, especially nieces and nephews, who loved her dearly.
A graveside service will be held in Lexington, Kentucky.