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Polly L. (Bunger) Raker

October 5, 1930 ~ December 20, 2020 (age 90)


Pauline Laverne "Polly" Raker, 90, of Rising Sun, IN, passed away at 9:46 AM, Sunday, December 20, 2020 at The Waters of Rising Sun. Polly was born in Switzerland County, IN on October 5, 1930, a daughter of the late Lucy (Reese) and Guy Fenton Bunger. Polly was a graduate of Patriot High School Class of 1948. She was married on January 26, 1949 to Donald Raker who passed on September 1, 2003.

Polly was a loving mother and homemaker and worked over the years at the Ohio County Library as a clerk and at the local nursing home as an activities director. She was a longtime member of the First United Church of Christ where she served in many different roles. Polly also served her community by being a 4-H Club Leader for 10 years and by playing in the "Kitchen Band" that provided entertaining concerts for various groups of people.

Pauline is  survived by daughter, Susan Miller (Ken), of Cincinnati, OH; sons, Edward Raker of Floyds Knobs, IN and Robert "Bob" Raker (Shelley), of Carlisle, PA; brother, Donald Bunger of Lakewood, CO; sisters, Flora Jean Jones, of Woodstock, Georgia and Nancy Stivers (John), of Edinburgh, IN; by grandchildren, Andrew Raker, Jenny Small (Michael), Julie Gerhardt (Eric), Jason Raker, Daniel Hellwig, Annie Merrill (Cooper), & Gracie Payne (Christian); by  six great grandchildren and by one great great grandchild. In addition to her parents and husband, Polly was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law Brenda Raker.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, December 29th at 1 PM at the Rising Sun New Cemetery in Rising Sun, IN, with Pastor Lane Siekman officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Church of Christ or the Rising Sun Fire Department.

Due to the current situation dealing with COVID-19, we are following the directives from Governor Holcomb and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning large events and mass gatherings. We are limited to 50 at a time inside and the use of masks and proper social distancing are required. The family deeply appreciates the support and love shown from friends. The health and well-being of everyone in our community is of top priority.  Thank you

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Graveside Service
December 29, 2020

1:00 PM
Rising Sun New Cemetery, Rising Sun


Rising Sun First United Church of Christ
301 North High Street, Rising Sun IN 47040
Tel: 1-812-438-2944

Rising Sun Fire Department
121 South High Street, Rising Sun IN 47040
Tel: 1-812-438-3532

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