Virginia Lavon Propes, 76, Jasper

Virginia PropesVirginia Lavon Propes, 76, of Jasper, died Thursday (March 3) at her daughter’s home in St. Meinrad. She was born in Mud Lick, Kentucky, May 6, 1939, to Samuel and Leona (Strode) Huff.

Lavon retired from the U.S. Postal Service where she worked as a relief postmaster at the Eckerty Post Office. She was a member of the Singing Seniors at the Arnold Habig Senior Center in Jasper, the Victory Extension Homemakers Club, the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, and was a past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #447 in Louisville. She enjoyed playing bingo, playing cards, cooking for her family, and volunteering at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.

She is survived by one daughter, Debbie Lavon VanWinkle and husband Stephen, St. Meinrad; one son, Ralph Mitchell and son-in-law, Roberto Campos, Rochester, New York; six brothers, David and Kendell Huff, both of Louisville; Eddie Huff, Bloomington, and Jim and Jerry Huff, both of Birdseye; and two sisters, Priscilla Eastridge, Taswell, and Glenda Sanders, Palmyra.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Mitchell Propes, Sr., who died December 31, 2000, two sisters, Ruby Jennings and Joyce Toby, and one brother, Mitchell Huff.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. (EST) Friday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Memorial services will be conducted Friday by the Victory Extension Homemakers Club at 5 p.m. and the Birdseye Order of the Eastern Star at 7. Memorial contributions can be made to The Eckerty Cemetery Association or to Heart to Heart Hospice. Condolences can be shared online at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with burial following in Eckerty Cemetery. Her nephew, Ricky Huff, will officiate at the service.

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