The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


December 12, 2013

Mary L. Hunt

JOPLIN, Mo. — Mary Lorese Hunt, age 96, formerly of Joplin, Mo., passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Lynchburg, Tenn., of natural causes.

Lorese was born Nov. 17, 1917, in Yuma, Tenn., to Lewis and Oda Taylor Pritchard.

She married Logan Hunt on July 4, 1936. Lorese and Logan made their home in Caruthersville, Mo., after they were married and subsequently moved to Joplin in 1959. During her time in Joplin, Lorese worked with her husband in the management of Logan Hunt and Sons Gulf Service and was also the focal point of the family home.

Lorese is survived by two daughters, Mary Sue Howell (Charles), of Lebanon, Tenn., Gerry Harper (Vince), of Lynchburg, Tenn.; three sons, Michael Hunt (Suzanne), of Bloomington, Ill., John Hunt (Kathy), of Overland Park, Kan., Bill Hunt (Becky), of Joplin, Mo.; one sister, Sue Duncan, of Salisbury, Md.; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Logan; and her parents.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Osborne Cemetery, Joplin, Mo.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.

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