OBITUARY

Rick McHargue

March 1, 1954October 25, 2019
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Rick E. McHargue 65, of LaGrange, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and ICC Choir. He was a retired teacher, Principal, Assistant Superintendent, and Interim Superintendent for Oldham County Schools. In 1994, he led Crestwood Elementary to achieving the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. In 1996, he was named Kentucky's National Distinguished Principal. In 1997, he helped design and build Buckner Elementary School.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Edward and Irene McHargue.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Sue Stephan McHargue; daughter, Elizabeth McHargue (Erich Meck); grandchildren, Elijah and Eleanor Meck; sister, Vicki McHargue and nephew, Adam McGill; brother, John McHargue and nephews, Zeb and Gabe McHargue and niece, Rebecca McHargue; brother-in-law, Rick Stephan (Lynne), and nephew Richie Stephan.

A Funeral Mass will be conducted at 11 AM on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Entombment of Cremains in Louisville Memorial Gardens East. Visitation from 4-8 on Tuesday at the Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to American Cancer Society or Oldham County Educational Foundation.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Tuesday, October 29, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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Martha Watts

October 30, 2019

Our children attended Crestwood
Elementary when Mr. McHargue was principal there. They liked and respected him. I was always grateful that God brought him to us at that time. My prayers are for you . May memories bring comfort.

Brenda Holloway

October 29, 2019

What father takes the time and energy to read the Iliad with his sophomore daughter, not to insure she makes a better grade, but to share a love of literature, history, reading, and learning? That was Mr. Rick McHargue. Thank you for all you did to make learning, literature, thinking, and discussion important in education. Love to the McHargue family.

Brenda Holloway

Wendy (Hahn) Butler

October 29, 2019

I sat next to Rick in Mr. Wantland’s History class at Iroquois. I believe he was in the quartet that I auditioned with for all-state chorus. I was in a group of backup singers for him in a school talent show. We sang “You’ve Got A Friend”. He was a good singer and guitarist. Rick was a nice person and I’m sorry to hear of his passing. To his family and loved ones, my sincere condolences.

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Rick, age 1, and his father, Edward McHargue

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Rick and his father, Edward McHargue

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Rick, age 4, and his father, Edward McHargue

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Rick and his grandparents, Eligha and Frances Lewis

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Rick, age 4, and his mother, Irene McHargue

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Rick and Sue McHargue

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Rick, age 1, and his father, Edward McHargue

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Rick and his father, Edward McHargue

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Rick, age 4, and his father, Edward McHargue

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Rick and his grandparents, Eligha and Frances Lewis

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Rick, age 4, and his mother, Irene McHargue

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Rick and Sue McHargue

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Rick, Sue, and Beth McHargue

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Rick, age 4

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