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LaVerne P. Elshoff

LaVerne Pauline Trusty Elshoff, 90, Huntingburg, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at her home.

Born March 17, 1923, in Crawford County, she was the daughter of the late Paul James and Ida Mae Hall Trusty.

She was a graduate of Winslow High School, worked in a defense plant in Indianapolis during World War II then worked as a telephone operator in Boonville before beginning a career as a medical assistant. She retired as a medical assistant, having worked for Dr. Sohrab Amini for more than 35 years. She was a member of Huntingburg United Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, youth leader and Vacation Bible School teacher. She also was a member of United Methodist Women and the Christian Homebuilders Sunday school class and volunteered with many 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. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Leon Trusty, and a sister, Lorraine Gentry.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Alvin D. Elshoff; two daughters, Elizabeth Friedman of Huntingburg and Martha Wooden of Franklin; a son, James Elshoff of Holland; a sister, Lois Tevault of Huntingburg; two brothers, Lester Trusty of Huntingburg and Charles Trusty of Jeffersonville; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 2 to 8 p.m. (EDT) at Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg and Thursday, Oct. 10, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Huntingburg United Methodist Church.

Funeral: Thursday, Oct. 10, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) at the church with private burial.

Officiant: The Rev. Paula Young Mayberry.

The family suggests memorial gifts to Maple Grove Historic Campground, c/o 416 N. Main St., Huntingburg, IN 47542.

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