Imogene Dunbar Popplewell, of the Sunshine Community, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center, in Somerset. She was 91 years of age.
Ms. Imogene was born July 7, 1931, in Russell County, daughter of the late Elmer and Donie Johnson Dunbar. She married Eugene “Brub” Popplewell on November 29, 1952; and together, the couple ran their family dairy farm for over sixty years. Ms. Imogene loved to stay busy working. She worked her dairy, farmed tobacco, tended her garden and her yard, and for several years, worked for Fruit of the Loom of Jamestown. Ms. Imogene was a long-time member of Pine Grove Separate Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son, Kenny (and Rhonda) Popplewell, of Russell Springs; her daughter, Emma Jo (and Bill) Whitaker, of Somerset; her grandson, Tyler Popplewell; and her great-grandson, Lincoln Popplewell.
Along with her parents, Ms. Imogene is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene “Brub” Popplewell, who passed away November 7, 2013; and her three brothers, Keith Dunbar, Morris “Wooley” Dunbar and Sam Dunbar.
Funeral services are 11:00 a.m., CST, Saturday, April 29, 2023, at Bernard Funeral Home, with Bro. Richie Curtis and Bro. Daryl Coe officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Steve McBeath, John McBeath, Charlie Newman, Walter Peatross, Larry Neal Miller and Kelly Luttrell. Marvin Johnson will serve as honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be after 9:00 a.m., CST, on Saturday, until time for funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pine Grove Cemetery Fund, 5540 South Highway 76, Russell Springs, KY 42642
Arrangements for Ms. Imogene Dunbar Popplewell have been entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.