Violet Hubster, 98, Huntingburg

Hubster editedViolet Hubster, 98, of Huntingburg, died Sunday (October 20) in Cincinnati. She was born in Dubois County June 26, 1915, to John and Matilda (Elshoff) Hanebutt. She married Grant Hubster November 17, 1936, at St. John United Church of Christ in Evansville. He died January 16, 1988.

Violet and Grant were farmers in the Duff Community until they retired. Violet was a lifelong member member of Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg, was a member of the Salem Quilters Circle, Women’s Guild, and bible studies, and served on the church council. She was the last surviving charter member of the Friendly Neighbors Extension Homemakers Club, which was organized in 1938 in the Duff Community. She volunteered for many years at the Huntingburg Distribution Center, now known as “Shared Abundance”. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, and playing cards.  Having spent the last four years in Cincinnati living with her daughter, Sue, she attended St. John United Church of Christ in Reading, Ohio, and made many new friends.

She is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Weisheit, Mansfield, Texas, and O. Sue Meyer, Cincinnati; one son, Steve Hubster, Huntingburg; two brothers, Palmer and wife Norma Hanebutt, and Ben Hanebutt, both of Evansville; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandchild.

Funeral services at 10 a.m. (EDT) Saturday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery. Rev. Tori Front and Rev. Mark West will officiate. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Nass and Son Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers or remembrances, Violet requested that donations be made to Salem United Church of Christ, 202 E. 4th Street, Huntingburg, IN 47542; St. John United Church of Christ, 729 Jefferson Street, Reading, OH 45215; or Hospice of Hamilton, 1010 Eaton Avenue, Hamilton, OH 45013. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared online at

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