Alvina Mae Risner, 85, of Medaryville, IN went home to be with her Lord at 11:29 PM Friday, December 6, 2019. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Parkview Regional Hospital in Ft. Wayne, IN. Alvina was born on December 23, 1933 in Francesville, IN to the late Orval and Leona Roth Hunter. She graduated from San Pierre High School in 1952. Alvina married Henry J. “Hank” Risner on October 16, 1954 St. John’s United Church of Christ.
Alivina was a lifelong member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Medaryville. She was a member of the Medaryville American Legion Auxiliary. Alvina was a Den Mother for Cub Scout Pack #3152.
Alvina and Hank owned and operated Hank’s Standard Service Station in Medaryville for over 30 years. She was the first woman licensed in the State of Indiana to conduct safety inspections for motor vehicles. She also drove a school bus for West Central School for many years. Alvina was extraordinary woman who had many talents. She enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, antiquing, crafting and remodeling. She also enjoyed the outdoors, especially, fishing, camping and gardening.
Alvina was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be dearly missed but her inspiration will live on in all of us.
She is survived by:
Henry J. “Hank” Risner, Medaryville, IN Husband
Gale (Deb) Risner, Lafayette, IN Son
Dennis (Theresa) Risner, Francesville, IN Son
Nancy (Bud) Blackburn, Idaville, IN Daughter
John Risner, Lafayette, IN Son
Peggy (Darren) Godsey, Williams, IN Daughter
Randy Risner, Grandson
Angie (Billie) Pattengale, Granddaughter
April (Jason) Pattee, Granddaughter
Heather (Brett) Ricketts, Granddaughter
Amanda (Joshua) Rinehart, Granddaughter
Andrea (Joshua) Richmond, Granddaughter
Danielle Blackburn, Granddaughter
Jacob Blackburn, Grandson
Madison Risner, Granddaughter
Clay Risner, Grandson
Lynnsie (Pat) Greene, Granddaughter
Danae Godsey, Granddaughter
Cori Bower, Granddaughter
Terry Godsey, Grandson
Casi Bower, Granddaughter
17 Great Grandchildren
Luella (Edward) Bartman, Crawfordsville, IN Sister
Norma Jean (Earl) Clark, Argos, IN Sister-in-law
Ralph (Sue) Risner, North Judson, IN Brother-in-law
Marlene Risner, Rensselaer, IN Sister-in-law
Several Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in death by:
Orval and Leona Roth Hunter, Parents
Edward Risner, Brother-in-law
Visitation will be from 4-8 PM EST Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville, IN. Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM EST Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the Medaryville Assembly of God Church with Pastor Thomas Dewlen officiating. Burial will take place at St. John’s Cemetery in Medaryville, IN.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ or Medaryville Assembly of God Church. Online Condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville, IN.