HHS librarian, Pigue, dies following surgery
Elma Dean ''Deanie''  Pigue, Skyline Park  Drive resident, educator and civic leader, died at 1:32 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., of complications following surgery Thursday. She was 62.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church. A memorial service is planned for Wednesday afternoon at the church, but the exact hour had not been determined this morning. Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville, is in charge of arrangements.

The body was cremated. Her daughter said that her corneas had been donated in order to give 'the gift of sight to others in order that they may enjoy reading and learning.''

Pigue was media specialist-librarian at Hopkinsville High School and formerly served as librarian at Lacy Elementary School. Earlier in her career of approximately 30 years in education, she was a home economics teacher at Hopkinsville High School.

She was a long-time member of the Friends of the Library and had served as president of that organization. She was also a member of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library and had served as board chairman. She was a former Junior Auxiliary member, having held numerous offices and committee posts.

She was a member of the Christian County Education Association, having held a variety of committee chairmanships and offices, including president, and was currently serving on the executive board as a Hopkinsville High School faculty representative.

A member of the Second District Education Association, she was currently serving on the board of directors and as their representative on the Kentucky Education Association government relations committee.

A member of the Kentucky Education Association and the National Education Association, she was a delegate from the local association to the Kentucky Education and National Education Associations annual conventions for more than 10 years.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

A native of Owensboro, she was born Oct. 29, 1937, the daughter of Nora Mason Hinton, Owensboro, and the late Bennie Hinton.

In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband, Joe D. Pigue; a son, Capt. Mason Pigue, stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, Texas, and currently serving a tour of duty in Saudi Arabia; a daughter, Mrs. Randy (Ramelle Pigue) Pyle, Hopkinsville; a brother, Jack H. Hinton, Portland, Ore; two sisters, Jean Hinton Vincent, Grand Blanc, Mich., Janice Faye Granger, Howell, Mich., and one grandson.

Memorials may be made to the Deanie Pigue Educational Fund to benefit infants through kindergarten at the First United Methodist Church, in care of the church at 1305 S. Main St., Hopkinsville, Ky., 42240, or to the Hopkinsville-Christian County Library.

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