The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 7, 2014

Rex R. Hunt Sr.

DWIGHT, Kan. — Funeral services for Rex R. Hunt, Sr., 98, of Dwight, Kan., were held Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel, Junction City, Kan. Rex died Dec. 30, 2013, at Mercy Health Center, Manhattan, Kan.

Rex was born Feb. 3, 1915, in Chippewa Falls, Wis., the son of Almon Asa and Mary Myrtle Smith Hunt. He attended schools at Mountain View,  Mo. and retired in 1962, after a 25 year career with Union Pacific Railroad as a Footboard Yardmaster. He and his wife lived in the Kansas City area until 1951, when they moved to the farm on Davis Creek. They had rental properties in Dwight from 1963 until 1999, when they entered full retirement.

Rex enjoyed making custom lapidary jewelry out of Hunt's Rock Shop at the farm and did extensive traveling with his family. He and his wife were former leaders for the Skiddy Hustlers 4-H Club.

Rex married Helen S. Fiest on Aug. 26, 1936, at St. Thomas Rectory in Kansas City, Kan. She died May 11, 2002.

Survivors include, two sons, Rex R. Hunt, Jr. and his wife, Tammie, Joplin, Mo. and Robert A. Hunt and his wife, Feithlinn, Ruth, Calif.; three daughters, Barbara Lee Burris and husband, Carl Sr., of Clay Center, Mary Anna Granzow and husband, Cary, Herington and Tammy I. Altwegg and husband, Scott, Junction City;  12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren;  and several step-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers; one sister; and one granddaughter.

The burial was in Dwight Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House or the Dwight C.D.C., sent in care of Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel, 203 N. Washington, Junction City, Kan. 66441.

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