Eva Mae Minger, 97, of Milan passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. Eva was born Friday, July 23, 1920, in Gallatin Co., KY, to the late Floyd and Mary Louise (McDanell) Craig. Her family moved to Patriot, Indiana in the middle of her senior year where she graduated from high school in 1938. She married Keith Minger of Versailles, IN on April 14, 1940. They were married until his death in March 2005. Eva was a homemaker, an active member of Milan United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher for the 3rd and 4th grade children and helped with many church Christmas pageants, she was a member of the United Methodist Women and a member of the Rebekah Lodge. As a 4-H Leader, Eva was able to share her love and talent for sewing. With this talent she helped sew the Milan H.S. Band Flag Girls uniforms and the Girls Glee Club dresses from 1961-1964. Neighbors would get a visit from Eva once a year when she would solicit donations for the Cancer Society. She also enjoyed gardening and spending time with family.Eva is survived by 5 children; Maurice (Catherine) Minger of Milan, Kay Minger (Mike Koontz) of Bloomington, Jerry (Tammy) Minger of Bloomington, Roger (Margie) Minger of Milan and Larry Minger of Milan; 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, sisters: Janet Bond of Switzerland County and Lorraine Raisor of OH. Eva was preceded in death by brother Vachel Craig.When Keith returned from WWII, he told Eva that he never wanted to leave home again. She promised him he wouldn’t. This was a promise she took seriously. Eva cared for her husband at home for the last 8 years of his life with Alzheimer’s. Many times Eva would say, “I told him he’d never have to leave home again and he won’t.”Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Pam Wooden officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery at Patriot, IN. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9-11 AM also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in her honor to Milan United Methodist Church or East View Cemetery. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home of Milan is entrusted with arrangements; 707 South Main St. Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141. You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
ELLIOT Vieira will join the band of racers who are stepping out of the Caribbean in search of new hunting grounds this year as he seeks to advance his race craft and international ability.The 2015 Caribbean Champion and 2016 runner-up will join the big leagues this year in the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) aboard his Kawasaki ZX6-R and he is already upbeat about the challenges.The young Vieira, who sat down with Chronicle Sport for an exclusive interview recently, said “At the moment, I’m heading to the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) to gain experience.”“I’ve been around the Caribbean for the last two years and it was a great experience. I’ve learnt a lot of different corners and different tracks but I want to expand even further and learn new things,” Vieira added.The bike has already been shipped to Canada and will be rebuilt and refitted with new suspension and engine and a few other things ahead of the series which begins later this month.”Why this was done, according to the former Caribbean champion, was to first see what the series holds before investing more heavily, though he is confident of managing the pace.He noted that as it is, he is the newcomer entering a field which is unfamiliar to him, and plans to rely on his dexterity and smooth riding style as the determining factors.“Well, I know I’m going to be going up against some of the best that series has to offer and I only can see it as a learning curve for me and my career. It’s a lot that I have to learn but I’m up for the challenge,” the 19-year-old said.He added, “From the information I’ve been gathering, the first track that we are going to is one of the more difficult ones of the season. It’s in Shannonsville and has a really long straightway, almost like Jamwest, in Jamaica.”“But I’m not getting ahead of myself, when I get some practice and see what the track is about, I’d be better able to give an assessment. For the moment, I’ve just been looking after my personal fitness, swimming every day and doing light work to keep my stamina levels up.”His sponsors for this venture are Adventura Gold and Fly Jamaica.