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Edna “Polly” Hunger, 84, of Versailles

 Edna “Polly” Pauline Hunger, 84, of Versailles passed away at 8:10am, 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 will be held on Monday, July 16th at 10:30am at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastor Curtis Black officiating. Burial will be in St. Peters Cemetery at Olean. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. 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.

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Hazel Svatba, 57, of Cross Plains

Hazel Svatba, 57, of Cross Plains passed away Friday, July 6, 2018 at Norton’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital in St. Matthews, Kentucky. She was born at Richmond, Kentucky on December 17, 1960 the daughter of Jesse and Delphia Bishop Barrett. She was married to Alvin Svatba on August 17, 1976 and he survives. Other survivors include her mother Delphia Barrett of Beattyville, Kentucky;  three sons Kevin (Kelly) Svatba of Aurora, Landon (April) Svatba of Versailles, and Justin (Alyssa) of Muncie; two daughters Jessica Kay Svatba of Cross Plains and Heather (Zachary Hillman) Svatba of Hartford City; 15 grandchildren; four brothers Mitchell (Goldie) Barrett, Calvin Barrett, and Billy Ray Barrett all of Beattyville, Kentucky, and Gordon (Amy) Barrett of Versailles; two sisters Debbie Bowling of Booneville, Kentucky and Kim (Chuck Gullion) of Holton. She was preceded in death by her father and her brother Alvin Barrett. Hazel was a former assistant manager at the Dollar General store in Versailles. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren and working on puzzles. Hazel was a member of the North Vernon Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 11th at 12pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Brian Oliver officiating. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

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Mae Cook, 94, of Cross Plains

Mae Cook, 94, of Cross Plains passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the home of her daughter near Madison. She was born at Birdseye, Indiana on February 10, 1924 the daughter of John and Amelia Stamm Partenheimer. She was married to John B. Cook on November 17, 1945 and he preceded her in death on February 8, 1995. Survivors include one daughter Carolyn Hammons of Madison; her daughter-in-law Anita Cook of Cross Plains; 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her son Richard Cook who passed away on January 31, 2014, her infant great-granddaughter Teresa Lynn Cook, her sister Esther Brenner, and her brothers Charlie, Edwin, and Johnny Partenheimer. Besides being a full time mom and grandma, Mae worked as a nurse’s aide at the Whitlatch Clinic in Milan and retired in 1995 from the Randall Company in Vevay where she worked as a press operator. In her spare time Mae enjoyed quilting, embroidering, and watching and feeding the birds. Mae was a long time member of the Cross Plains United Methodist Church. Funeral service for Mae will be held at 11am on Thursday, July 5th at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in St. Peters Cemetery in Olean. Visitation will be on Thursday from 9am until time of services. Memorials may be given to St. Peters Cemetery or the Disabled American Veterans organization in care of the funeral home.

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