Mary Hunt

Alton |

Mary E. Hunt, 83, died at 12:41 a.m. Friday, April 2, 2010 at her home in Alton.

Born January 1, 1927 in Westphalia, KS, she was the daughter of Zenith and Myrtle (Sewell) Carpenter. Mary taught school in Kansas and worked as an operator for Bell Telephone Company. She was employed at the Portnoy Garment Factory. She and her husband, Myron, owned and operated Jackson Sales, a wholesale distributor in Alton. They then retired to their home on Big Arch Road and later moved to Greenfield. Mary also gave sewing lessons and sold Viking sewing machines. Her hobbies included horseback riding, bowling, gardening, fishing and traveling. On August 10, 1945 in Russell, KS, she married Myron L. Hunt Sr. He preceded her in death on November 24, 1987. After Myron’s death, Mary returned to Alton and spent her final days with her son Ron and grandchildren, Brian and Melissa Schulte.

Surviving is her son Ron Hunt of Alton, three grandchildren; Melissa (Brian) Schulte of Alton, Kristi (Jeremy) Fowler of Alton and Aimee (Jacoby) Coggins of Alton and one sister, Martha Trudell of Godfrey. She was preceded in death by three brothers; William Ross Carpenter, Howard Carpenter and Alvis Carpenter and six sisters; Nan Zook, Helen Chapman, Laura Hannenkamp, Marguerite Opper, Irene Ellis and Mildred Lee Carpenter.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday at Upper Alton Cemetery. Reverend Carl Cook will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online guestbook and information may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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