LaVerne Pauline Trusty Elshoff, 90, Huntingburg

Laverne Elshoff editedLaVerne Pauline Trusty Elshoff, 90, died Sunday (October 6) at her home in rural Huntingburg. She was born March 17, 1923, in Crawford County to Paul James and Ida Mae (Hall) Trusty. She married Alvin D. Elshoff November 7, 1953, in a double wedding with her sister Lois at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Huntingburg.

LaVerne was a retired medical assistant. She worked for Dr. Sohrab Amini for over 35 years. She graduated from Winslow High School and worked in a defense plant in Indianapolis during World War II. She worked as a telephone operator in Boonville before beginning her career as a medical assistant. She was a member of the Huntingburg United Methodist Church and  served as a Sunday school teacher, Youth Leader, and Vacation Bible school teacher. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and the Christian Homebuilders Sunday school class and was involved in numerous volunteer organizations including Dubois County 4-H, Tri-Cap Hospice, Shared Abundance, Maple Grove Historic Campground, Santa Claus Historic Campground, American Legion Auxiliary, Holland School PTO, Dubois County Farm Bureau, and Dubois County Homemakers Extension Club. She and her husband traveled to Montserrat for a Work Mission Trip in 1990. Her hobby was reading her Bible and praying for family and friends. She baked and delivered food to many neighbors, friends, and shut-ins.

She is survived by her husband, Alvin D. Elshoff; two daughters, two daughters, Elizabeth and husband Russ Friedman; Huntingburg, and Martha andhusband, David Wooden, Franklin; one son, James Elshoff , Holland; one sister, Lois Tevault, Huntingburg; two brothers, Lester Trusty, Huntingburg, and Charles Trusty, Jeffersonviklle; six grandchildren, Amanda, Kathryn, Daniel, Aaron, Christina, and Jason; and four great grandchildren, Liam, Keatan, Anderson, and Alivia.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Leon Trusty, and one sister, Lorraine Gentry.

Funeral services at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) Thursday at Huntingburg United Methodist Church. The Rev. Paula Young Mayberry will officiate. There will be a private burial. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Maple Grove Historic Campground, c/o 416 N. Main Street, Huntingburg, IN  47542. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at:

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