Alta Hargan Obituary (1935 – 2023) – Vine Grove, KY

Alta Mae Mulquin Hargan of Vine Grove, daughter of the late Ollie Mulquin and Nellie Hutcherson Mulquin, was born Friday, March 22, 1935, in Hardin County and departed this life on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023 at the age of 88 years, eight months and three days of age.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and throughout her life, Alta remained devoted to serving the local community and was an active member of Stovall United Methodist Church. She lived by the motto “One day at a time.”

She loved to bake and was well known for her Italian cream cake. Her friendly, gentle nature and her selfless spirit made her a cherished figure within Vine Grove.

Alta was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Russell “Pug” Hargan; a sister, Mary Helen Mulquin; a brother, Hubert Mulquin; and a great nephew, Shelby.

Survivors include a son and daughter in law, Bill and Carol Hargan of Greensburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and John Clay of Dublin, Georgia; four grandchildren, Tabitha Ervin and her husband, Brian, and Jon Hargan and his wife, Kara, all of Greensburg, Dan Clay and his wife, Ashton, Bailey Turner and her husband, Tommy, all of Georgia. She also leaves behind 12 great-grandchildren, Breely and Timber Ervin, Kylee, Russ, Weldon, Ollie and Jeremiah Hargan, Delaney and Keanan Clay, Thomas, Lizzy Mae and James Turner.

In addition to her immediate family, Alta is remembered by her sister-in-law, Mary Lou Hargan Morgan; a special niece, Mia Bradshaw, her husband Monty; as well as her special nephew, Jamie Hargan and his children, Anna, Owen, Ben and Mary Elise; and a host of extended family and friends.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. EST Thursday and continues from 9 to 11 a.m. EST Friday at the funeral home.

The funeral for Alta Mae Mulquin Hargan is at 11 a.m. EST Friday, Jan. 5, in the chapel of Chism Family Funeral Home in Vine Grove. Burial follows in the Stovall United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family has requested expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Gideon Bible fund or Stovall United Methodist Church Cemetery fund, which can be made at the funeral home.

She will be laid to rest in a casket designed and made by her loving husband and transported to the gravesite in her father’s 1947 Chevy truck.

Pallbearers will be Dan Clay, Brian Ervin, Tommy Turner, Monty Bradshaw, Phillip Pike, Russ Pike and Jake Pike.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Phillips, Josh Brown, James D. Martin, Sam Pike, Richard Peters, Charlie and Tina Shacklette, Mike Biggs, Dewayne and Sandi Ellis and Alta’s special caregivers.

Published by The News-Enterprise from Jan. 2 to Jan. 6, 2024.

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