SIKESTON - Mabel Louise Hunter, 87, a member of a pioneer Southeast Missouri family, died at 8:15 p.m. Sept. 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.
Mrs. Hunter, of Oakwood Farm in Sikeston, was born Dec. 8, 1914, in Benton, daughter of the late William J. and Ida May Wise Hunter. She had lived in Cape Girardeau and graduated from Cape Central High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society and the Drama Club. She attended Southeast Missouri State University, where she was a member of the Clio Literary Society. Mabel Louise remained an active member and past president of Chapter JU of PEO Sisterhood, was an active member and past regent of the Kings Highway Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, for which she also served as district director from 1972-74. Also a member of the Allegro Music Club in Sikeston, she was an active member of Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church and served as a contributing church member of Circle Four.
On March 24, 1934, she married A. Jackson Hunter who preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 1992.
Surviving are two sons, retired Marine Lt. Col. A.J. Hunter Jr. of Anchorage, Alaska, and William Joseph Hunter of Sikeston; two daughters, Sally Hunter Williams of Ballwin and Judith Ann Hunter of St. Louis; one sister, Mary Hunter Kinder of Cape Girardeau; one grandson, Richard E. Williams of LeLand, Fla.; four granddaughters, Annie Williams Spalding of Springfield, Holly Williams McGill of Republic, Amy Hunter Atkisson and Andrea Christine Hunter of Oceanside, Calif.; one stepgrandson, Nicholas Greer of Mankato, Minn.; one stepgranddaughter, Sara Greer of Sikeston; and seven great-grandchildren, Jessica McCall Spalding, Megan Hunter Spalding, Chelsea Hunter McGill, Zachary Taylor McGill, Brady Austin McGill, Mark Christopher Atkisson and Grace Catherine Atkisson.
Also preceding her in death were one brother, 2nd Lt. William J. Hunter; and a sister, Ida Hunter Crellin.
A gathering of friends and relatives will be held at the Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church in Sikeston from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. A memorial service in the church sanctuary will immediately follow at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Rufus McLean, pastor, officiating.
Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be sent to:
Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church 723 Allen Blvd. Sikeston, Mo. 63801
Sikeston Public Library P.O. Box 1279 Sikeston, Mo. 63801