Patricia Hunter - September 16, 2013Patricia Hunter, 77, of Aurora, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Memorial Community Care and joined her loving husband in their heavenly home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora. Rev. Chris Kester Beyer will officiate. Burial will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Messiah Lutheran Church, 415 S 18th Street in Aurora.
Memorials may be made in care of family. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Patricia Carol Hunter, daughter of Godfrey and Amanda Anna Alberta (Henning) Bauer, was born at home in Crete on Aug. 12, 1936.
Patricia grew up in Syracuse. She worked as a secretary for REA (Rural Electric Association) in Syracuse and as a legal secretary for Armstrong & McKnight Law Firm in Auburn. After her marriage, Lawrence managed dry cleaning plants in Omaha, Columbus and Fremont before purchasing his own on the square in Aurora in 1967. Patricia worked beside her husband at Hunter Cleaners She also worked at the Aurora Coop as an executive secretary, in the treasurer’s office at the Hamilton County Courthouse and at Aurora Telemarketing. They retired from Hunter Cleaners in 2000. Lawrence died on Oct. 21, 2007.
She married her husband Lawrence Alan Hunter, on Sept. 12, 1956 at Luther Memorial Church in Syracuse. She was a charter member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora.
Patricia was a member of the Ladies Aid, Girl Scout Leader, PTA (Parent Teacher Association) President, Aurora Chamber of Commerce, Fireman’s Auxiliary and Bible Study. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking, playing cards, baking, photo albums, genealogy, spending time with family, attending grandchildren’s activities, and spending time at their lakeside cabin at Willow Bend Lake near Central City.
Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, twin great-grandsons, numerous cousins and other relatives.
Survivors include her two sons, Mark J. Hunter of Lincoln and Michael L. (Kelly) Hunter of Aurora; daughter, Marsha L. (Kenneth) Hansen of Hampton; grandchildren Jeffrey L. (Brandi) Hansen of Hampton, Matthew L. (Megan) Hansen of Hampton, Laurice L. Hansen of Overland Park, Kan., Ryan M. Hunter, Rachel A. Hunter, Alex M. Hunter and Jeremy A. Hunter all of Aurora; step-grandson Kyle (MiKayle) Ehlers of Hastings and two great-grandchildren, Raegan L. Hansen and Landen J. Hansen both of Hampton and a third on the way. She also is survived by his sister-in-law, Norma Jean Nisely of Syracuse, two brothers-in-law, Harold Kuenning of Lincoln and Donald Goos of Sterling, Colo. and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.