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Winn Funeral Home
Thursday June 2nd, 2016
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Winn Funeral Home Chapel
Friday June 3rd, 2016
9:00am - 2:00pm

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Winn Funeral Home
Friday June 3rd, 2016

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Elaine O'Banion

Elaine O'Banion, age 98, of Horse Cave, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016, at Signature Health Care.  She was a native of Hart County, a longtime faithful member of Lonoke Baptist Church.  She loved gardening, yard work, a lifetime farmer and homemaker.  She was an avid  quilter and seamtress.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 76 years, Dale O'Banion, who passed away on October 12, 2012, infant daughter, Ramona Marie O'Banion,  parents, Montie L. Larimore & Lorene Carden Larimore, three sisters, Evelyn Shoerlucke, Eunice Koralia, Edna Jackson, two brothers, Lester Larimore, Leslie Larimore, and two grandsons, Dewayne & Timmy O'Banion.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Sturgeon (James C.), Horse Cave; son, Kenneth O'Banion (Barbara), Horse Cave; five grandchildren, Denise Henry (Phil), Bowling Green, Laurie Hunt (Randy), Floyds Knob, IN; Jennifer Thomas (Greg), Nashville, TN; Keith O'Banion (Connie), Horse Cave; Tammy Jeffries (Troy), Horse Cave, six great-grandchildren, Hannah Hunt, Annie Hunt, Brad Hunt, Jessica O'Banion, MaKayla Jeffries and Kyle Jeffries.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2016, at Winn Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery.  Visitation at 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until time of funeral on Friday.


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As a kid growing up in Indiana, I knew that anytime Dad said, "We're going to Hart County", it meant we would definitely be stopping by Dale and Elaine's. Though our visits were few and far between, we were always welcomed with open arms. They both were such genuinely wonderful people -- kind and generous without hesitation.

There are always regrets of one sort or another at a time like this. One of my regrets is that as I grew older, time and distance brought those trips to Hart County to an end for me.

Barbara and Kenneth -- my thoughts are with you and your families. I am so sorry for what I know is your very great loss. There is strength and joy in sorrow.

"Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." -- John Donne, 1624

Leonard R. Thompson Jun 3 2016 12:00 AM

I am very sorry that recent events would not allow me to attend the service today. You are all in my thoughts today. Aunt Elaine will be missed. Love you all.

Nina Jun 3 2016 12:00 AM

Ms Elaine was a very good person, she will be greatly missed by all  who loved her or just met in passing. Our thoughts and prayers goes to the family during this difficult time!!!

Elizabeth M. Sirles Jun 2 2016 12:00 AM

Barbara and Kenneth,  I have known your mother all my life.  Such a sweet wonderful person and what a wonderful long life. My prayers are with you and your family.

Leora Thompson Harry Jun 1 2016 12:00 AM

I have known Elaine all of my life and I know she will be greatly missed by a great many people. My deepest sympathy to all of her friends and family.

Kathy Bunnell May 31 2016 12:00 AM