Linda Elizabeth "Poopsie" (Carpunky) Hatcher (1936 - 2014)

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JERSEYVILLE - Linda Elizabeth "Poopsie" (Carpunky) Hatcher, 77, of Jerseyville died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Jerseyville Manor in Jerseyville.

She was born in White Hall on July 14, 1936, one of three daughters born to the late Wesley L. and Hazel J. (Taylor) Carpunky.

Poopsie graduated from Carrollton High School in 1955 and gave much of her time and energy to various employers throughout the area, starting with Principia College in Elsah, where she aided in the kitchen before becoming a prep cook at Famous Barr and later devoting her time to the Jerseyville American Legion.

She was a member of the Moose Lodge and Ladies of the Elks, where she volunteered countless hours and made many lasting friendships throughout the years.

Surviving are her four children, Candy Hull of Royal Palm Beach, Florida, and Barbara Nash, Jane Ann Hatcher and her companion, Brian McKinney, and Mike Hatcher, all of Winchester; four stepchildren, Gary Hatcher, Dan Hatcher and his wife, Genise, and Karen Hatcher, all of Winchester, and Debra Marshall and her husband, John, of Mount Sterling; five grandchildren, Dalton Hatcher of Winchester, Chelsea Hull of Royal Palm Beach, Florida, Luke and Gena Nash of Winchester and Ethan Hatcher of Winchester; 11 stepgrandchildren; 25 great-stepgrandchildren; one great-great-stepgrandchild; two sisters, Nancy Settles of Dow and Rebecca Radley of Jerseyville and their families; along with many special friends and extended family members too numerous to mention by name.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Dianna Hoots; a stepgrandson, Chris Hatcher; a son-in-law, Dan Hull; a brother-in-law, Kenny Settles; and a nephew, Barry Settles.

Per her wishes, cremation rights have been accorded. Memorial visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville with the Rev. Brent Meyer officiating. Inurnment alongside her parents at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Scott County Community Outreach or Jersey Community Hospital Foundation Blood Bank, or simply donate blood in Poopsie's honor.
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Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on June 15, 2014