Obituaries 7-19-18

Karen Coy, Edna “Polly” Hunger, Eva Mae Minger, Fred Stave, Bill Waller.


Edna “Polly” Hunger
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 were held on Monday, July 16th at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastor Curtis Black officiating. Burial was in St. Peters Cemetery at Olean. Visitation was held Sunday at 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.

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 the late Floyd and Mary Louise (McDanell) Craig. Her family moved to Patriot, Indiana in the middle of her senior year where she graduated from high school in 1938.  She married Keith Minger of Versailles, IN 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 the 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.
Eva is survived by 5 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; 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 2 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 8 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 at Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Pam Wooden officiating. Burial followed in East View Cemetery at Patriot, IN.  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; 707 South Main St. Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141.  You may go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.

Fred Stave
Mr. Frederick Roland “Fred” Stave, age 78, of Patriot, Indiana, died on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fred was born on June 1, 1940 in South Bend, Indiana to German immigrant parents, Fred and Paula (Schifferdecker) Stave. During his youth he spent summers in Europe with his parents’ families where he became fluent in German and developed an international view of the world. He became one of the youngest licensed amateur radio operators at the age 12 and forever known as W9NIO amassing 340+ countries and attaining several awards.  He was passionate about his engineering studies at Purdue and Butler University working on an master of business administration along with his love for ham radio, photography, Corvettes, and eventually Harley Davidson motorcycles.
Fred met his high school sweetheart Sondra Haack during his senior year at John Adams High School in South Bend where he graduated in 1958. After proposing to Sondra he went off to Purdue University where he received his bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering in 1962. The long distant relationship was not on their side and the wedding was called off. Fred married Judith Enyart in 1962 and welcomed their two children, Eric and Cheryl. After 20 years of marriage they parted with Fred later reuniting with Sondra in 1982. They married in 1983 and resided in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Fred became the stable, beloved father figure for Sondra’s two children, Dwayne and Audra Platz; this “Modern Family” was ahead of their time.
His esteemed 25-year career began at RCA working at Sherman Drive and Rockville Road plants as well as Princeton Labs in New Jersey being awarded the prestigious David Sarnoff Award in 1981 for Outstanding Technical Achievement for his groundbreaking work on RCA’s Video Disc Player. He later co-founded the Indianapolis-based surgical instruments start-up company, NOETIX, Inc. and after 8 years left to become Director of Advanced Technology Development at Whirlpool Corporation for 10 years relocating to St. Joe Michigan heading up operations in Northern Italy and San Paulo Brazil. During their many weekend trips to Switzerland County, Fred and Sondra fell for the picturesque hills, scenic Ohio River, tranquil landscape and its big-hearted community and “retired” in Patriot, Indiana. With a desire to give back to his new community, Fred became involved with friends of the Hoosier Theater and in no time was asked to join their board. Simultaneously, he pursed his passion for woodworking and founded Goose Creek Enterprises crafting exquisite handmade heirloom rocking horses. After a few years he was lured back into the workforce becoming an Engineering Consultant for Hussmann.
His passion for others can be seen throughout his life by many of his accomplishments establishing Explorer Scouts (a mentoring program for high school youth interested in engineering), Chair for the Herrick Labs Industrial Advisory Committee at Purdue, served on the National Advisory Committee for Triangle Fraternity, contributed to the Switzerland County’s Economic Redevelopment Committee and helped establish the United Fund for Switzerland County securing over $200,000 in grants for various local non-profit organizations. He was instrumental in the revitalization of the Hoosier Theater and served on their board for 10 years. Fred always found time for others and was a role model for his children, grandchildren and countless friends. He loved being with his family, especially during the holidays and birthdays, and was always helping friends in need.
Fred will be deeply missed by his wife of 35 years, Sondra Sue (Haack) Stave of Patriot, IN; his son, Eric Stave and his wife, Cindy of Rescue, CA; his daughter, Cheryl Stave of Greenfield, IN; his step-son, Dwayne Platz of El Segundo, CA his step-daughter, Audra Platz of Manhattan Beach, CA; his grandchildren, Erica and Andrew Stave, Hannah Dewey and Georgia Hughes and his abundance of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Paula (Schifferdecker) Stave.
  Celebration of Fred’s life will be conducted Saturday, August 18, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., by Bro. Steve Ward at the Hoosier Theater, 209 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 18, 2018, at the Hoosier Theater, 209 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Reception to follow at the Jack Sullivan Senior Center, 305 Walnut Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made out to the Hoosier Theater or Triangle Fraternity Cincinnati Chapter.  Cards are available at the funeral home or online at

Karen Coy
Mrs. Karen Lou (Trimnell) Coy, age 75, of Florence, Indiana. Karen Lou passed away at 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 16, 2018, at the Waters of Dillsboro in Dillsboro, Indiana.
She entered this life on September 15, 1942, in Connersville, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Ora A. and Virginia “Marie” (Craig) Trimnell. Karen Lou was raised in Connersville, Indiana and Lawrenceburg, Indiana and was a graduate of the Lawrenceburg High School. Karen Lou was united in marriage on December 9, 1957, to the late, Denver Nolan Coy. This union was blessed with a son, Denver and two daughters, Deborah and Sherry. Karen Lou and Denver shared nearly 61 years of marriage together until Denver passed away on March 31, 2018. She was employed as an EMT in East Enterprise, Indiana and was also employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, for 11 years. She was a realtor for Century 21 and for Foxfire Realty in Florida and enjoyed helping Denver on the family farm. Karen Lou resided with her family for 18 years in Florida and for the past several years in Switzerland County. Karen Lou was a member of the Family Worship Center in Carrollton, Kentucky.
 Karen Lou is survived by her cousin and caregiver, Ben Lattire and his wife: Cindy of Florence, IN; her nieces and nephews, Dennis Coy, Jeffery Coy, Roberta Coy, Pam Coy, Brian Coy, Brian Coy, Shyla Trimnell, James Trimnell, Edward P. Trimnell, Mary Jane Stogsdill, Julie Coy and Jennifer Coy; her brother, Edward Trimnell of Cincinnati, OH and her sister-in-law, Blanche Schmidt and her husband: Thom of Aurora, IN
  She was preceded in death by her parents, Ora A. and Virginia “Marie” (Craig) Trimnell; her husband, Denver Nolan Coy, died March 31, 2018; her son, Denver Allen Coy, died February 7, 1962; her daughters, Deborah Kay Coy, died March 15, 1960 and Sherry Ann Coy, died July 4, 2018; her brother, Jon C. Trimnell; her nephew, Robert Gene Coy, died November 28, 1984 and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edwin “Dutch” and Helen (Bennett) Coy.
  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., by Pastor Pat Butcher at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. 
  Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.
  Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland County Emergency Response or East Enterprise Volunteer Fire Department. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at

Bill Waller
Mr. William Earl “Bill” Waller, age 80, of Aurora, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at the Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana.