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July 17, 2018 • Obituaries
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Edna “Polly” Pauline Hunger

Edna “Polly” Pauline Hunger, 84, of Versailles passed away at 8:10 a.m., Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born the daughter of Forest and Nellie Hall Pollard on November 15, 1933 in Eminence - Henry County, Kentucky. She was married to Donald Hunger on February 9, 1952 and he preceded her in death on November 19, 2014.

Survivors include two sons Ron (Michelle) Hunger of Versailles, and Jim (Jennifer) Hunger of Scottsburg; two daughters, Sue (Lee) Buchanan of Versailles, and Shirley (Tracy) Lemon of Versailles; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; two brothers Elmer Lee Pollard of Monrovia, and Phil (Jan) Pollard of Broomfield, Colorado; sister-in-law Mary Alice Pollard of Waynesville, Ohio; brothers-in-law Ray Miller of Burnside, Kentucky and Russell Knowlton of Osgood.

She was also preceded in death by parents, her daughter Angela Hunger Hoskins, her brother Maurice Pollard, and her sisters Janet Knowlton and Elaine Miller and her great-grandson Little Pennington. Mrs. Hunger was a 1951 graduate of Versailles High School. Her first job out of school was doing clerical work at the FBI building in Washington, DC. She was later employed with the Jefferson Proving Ground, the license branch in Milan, and retired from ROD in 1998. Polly’s most important jobs were being a homemaker and also assisting Donald on the farm where she tended the livestock and worked in tobacco. As a resident of the Tyson Apartments in Versailles she enjoyed the weekly Bible studies and participating in her sister-in-law Becky’s craft projects. Polly was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean.

Funeral services were held on Monday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastor Curtis Black officiating. Burial was in St. Peters Cemetery at Olean. Memorials may be given to the Angela Hunger Hoskins Memorial Fund, Matt’s Mission, or the St. Paul Lutheran Church in care of the cemetery.

Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles was entrusted with the arrangements.


Eva Mae Minger

Eva Mae Minger, 97, of Milan passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. Eva was born Friday, July 23, 1920, in Gallatin Co., Ky, to Floyd and Mary Louise (McDanell) Craig.

Her family moved to Patriot in the middle of her senior year where she graduated from high school in 1938. She married Keith Minger of Versailles, on April 14, 1940. They were married until his death in March 2005.

Eva was a homemaker, an active member of Milan United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher for 3rd and 4th grade children and helped with many church Christmas pageants, she was a member of the United Methodist Women and a member of the Rebekah Lodge. As a 4-H leader, Eva was able to share her love and talent for sewing. With this talent she helped sew the Milan H.S. Band Flag Girls uniforms and the Girls Glee Club dresses from 1961-1964. Neighbors would get a visit from Eva once a year when she would solicit donations for the Cancer Society. She also enjoyed gardening and spending time with family.

She is survived by five children, Maurice (Catherine) Minger of Milan, Kay Minger (Mike Koontz) of Bloomington, Jerry (Tammy) Minger of Bloomington, Roger (Margie) Minger of Milan and Larry Minger of Milan; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Janet Bond of Switzerland County and Lorraine Raisor of OH. Eva was preceded in death by brother Vachel Craig.

When Keith returned from WWII, he told Eva that he never wanted to leave home again. She promised him he wouldn’t. This was a promise she took seriously. Eva cared for her husband at home for the last eight years of his life with Alzheimer’s. Many times Eva would say, “I told him he’d never have to leave home again and he won’t.”

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 14, at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Pam Wooden officiating. Burial followed in the East View Cemetery at Patriot. Memorials may be given in her honor to Milan United Methodist Church or East View Cemetery. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home of Milan is entrusted with arrangements.You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.


Wanda Fay Richmond Vest

Mrs. Wanda Fay Richmond Vest, age 70, of Versailles, formerly of Madison, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at 4:50 p.m. at her home in Versailles.

She entered this life on October 20, 1947 in Trimble County, Kentucky. She was the loving daughter of Richard Valentine and Delma Burkhardt Richmond. She was raised in Trimble County in her early years and attended school there. Wanda was united in marriage to Robert Eugene Vest on January 14, 1964 and this union was blessed with six children, Anthony, Jessie, Joshua, Greta, Pamela and Terrie.

Wanda was proud to been able to obtain her GED later on in life. She was a devoted wife, loving mom, grandma and great grandma. She devoted her life to her family and taking care of her home. She had worked for the Ye Old Fashion Soda Fountain in the Madison Antique Mall, Madison State Hospital in the dietary department and for Walmart. She was of the Apostolic faith and attended Landmark Apostolic and Versailles Apostolic Churches.

Wanda enjoyed reading, loved her animals and reading her Bible. Wanda liked to play Rummy, working crossword puzzles and word-search puzzles, she had a green thumb and like to raise house plants, flowers and raising a garden.

Wanda will be missed by her loving sons, Anthony Davis of Madison, Jesse Vest of Madison, Joshua Vest of Indianapolis; her loving daughters, Greta Herbst and husband, Ron of Pensacola, Florida, Pamela McKay and husband, Erik of Madison, Terrie Morris and husband, Pastor Keith Morris of Versailles; her mother, Delma Burkhardt Richmond of Hanover; grandchildren, Ariadin, Anthony, Michael, Steven, Jason, Erik II, Briana, Abigail, Matthew, Nolan and Benjamin; great grandchildren, Madison and Kadance; sister, Linda Wynn of Hanover; half sisters, Ramona Shartzer and her husband, Marshall of Sweden, Kentucky, Vanessa Wilson of Louisville, Kentucky, Kay Toler and her husband, Bill of Louisville, Kentucky; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Valentine Richmond; brother, Benjamin F. Richmond, died November 27, 1950,; her former husband and father of her children, Robert Eugene Vest, died June 15, 1995; her grandson, Isaiah Robert Morris, died November 17, 2010; her stepmother, Kathleen Richmond died May 21, 2018; her half brother, Richard Richmond, II, and her half sister, Debbie Lee Richmond.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 16, by Pastor Keith Morris at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment followed in the Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

George Irving Abplanalp

George Irving Abplanalp, 75, of Columbus, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, July 17 at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. Burial will follow in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Napoleon. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the donor’s choice.

Karen Crider

Karen Crider, 66, of Sunman, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 18 at 12 noon at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan. Burial will follow in the St. Paul Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Ripley County Humane Society.

Ricky Gene Dove

Ricky Gene Dove, 67, of Dillsboro passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 19 at Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro with the American Legion Chaplain officiating. Visitation will be from 11-12:45 p.m. at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home at Dillsboro. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Ronald Foster, Jr.

Ronald Foster, Jr., 57 of Dillsboro passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be directed to the Humane Society or the Lung Association. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home, Dillsboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Darren Wayne Shuman

Darren Wayne Shuman of Dillsboro passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018 as a result of a tractor accident. Arrangements are pending at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home in Dillsboro. Go to filterdevriesmoore for a view of a full obituary.

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