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Sylvia Colleen Hunter died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in Kansas City, Kan.
She was born Sept. 4, 1927, in Erwin to the late Paul and Fannie Walker Harvey.
In 1955, she married George T. Hunter, her beloved husband of 57 years, said her goodbyes to her family and friends in Erwin and moved her two boys Mike and Kent, to Kansas City.
During Mrs. Hunter’s working years, she owned beauty salons on State Line and Charm Corners in Shawnee. She was also employed at Gates Funeral Home for 24 years.
She was described as a beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend who had a gentle, caring, loving spirit, with a special twinkle in her eyes and an irresistible smile. She helped relocate Vietnam and Cambodian refugees as they came to the U.S., and was chairman of the missions committee, and deaconess at the First Baptist Church of Shawnee where she was a member for 40 years.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Ernest “Kent,” her granddaughter, Lucretia S. Johnson, and her sister, Shirley Darnell.
Survivors include her husband: George T. Hunter; son: Michael J. Hunter (Sherry Love); daughter-in-law: Susan J. Hunter; sister: Jewel Harvey; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grand children; 4 great-great-grand children; nieces; nephews and friends.
Visitation was held at Amos Funeral Home, Shawnee, 5-7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26. Services will be at the funeral home at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in the name of Sylvia Hunter to Kansas City Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed at
Amos Funeral Home is in charge.