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Alta (Mulquin) Hargan

Alta Mae Mulquin Hargan of Vine Grove, Kentucky, daughter of the late Ollie Mulquin and Nellie Hutcherson Mulquin, was born Friday, March 22, 1935 in Hardin County, Kentucky and departed this life on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at the age of 88 years, 8 months and 3 days of age.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and throughout her life, Alta remained devoted to serving the local community and was an active member of Stovall United Methodist Church. She lived by the motto “One day at a time.”

Alta was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years Russell “Pug” Hargan, one sister, Mary Helen Mulquin, one brother, Hubert Mulquin, and a great nephew, Shelby.

Survivors include, son and daughter in law: Bill and Carol Hargan of Greensburg, Ky; daughter and son in law, Karen and John Clay of Dublin, Georgia; 4 grandchildren: Tabitha Ervin & her husband, Brian, Jon Hargan & his wife, Kara all of Greensburg, Kentucky. Dan Clay & his wife, Ashton, Bailey Turner & her husband, Tommy all of Georgia.

She also leaves behind 12 great-grandchildren, Breely and Timber Ervin, Kylee, Russ, Weldon, Ollie, and Jeremiah Hargan, Delaney and Keanan Clay, Thomas, Lizzy Mae and James Turner.

In addition to her immediate family, Alta is remembered by her sister-in-law, Mary Lou Hargan Morgan; a special niece, Mia Bradshaw, her husband Monty; as well as her special nephew, Jamie Hargan and his children, Anna, Owen, Ben, and Mary Elise; and a host of extended family and friends.

She loved to bake and was well known for her Italian cream cake. Her friendly, gentle nature and her selfless spirit made her a cherished figure within Vine Grove.

Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM EST, Thursday, January 4, 2024 and from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM EST, Friday, January 5, 2024 at Chism Family Funeral Home, Vine Grove, KY.

The funeral services for Alta Mae Mulquin Hargan will be conducted at 11:00 AM EST, Friday, January 5, 2024 at the chapel of Chism Family Funeral Home, Vine Grove, KY with burial to follow in the Stovall United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family has requested that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Gideon Bible fund or Stoval United Methodist Church Cemetery fund, which can be made at the funeral home.

She will be laid to rest in a casket designed and made by her loving husband and transported to the gravesite in her father’s 1947 Chevy truck.

Pallbearers will be Dan Clay, Brian Ervin, Tommy Turner, Monty Bradshaw, Phillip Pike, Russ Pike and Jake Pike.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Phillips, Josh Brown, James D. Martin, Sam Pike, Richard Peters, Charlie & Tina Shacklette, Mike Biggs, Dewayne & Sandi Ellis and Alta’s SPECIAL Caregivers



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