Obituary of Mary Jane Hunter
Mary Jane Hunter of Morgantown passed away on November 8, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was “90 and fabulous!”
Mary Jane was born on April 4, 1929. She grew up working her small family farm on what is now West Run Road in Morgantown. She loved her job as a cook for Easton Elementary School, where she took pride in serving students and watching them grow up. She loved seeing and telling stories about her former students. After their first date square dancing, she married the love of her life, Chuck Hunter. They were happily married for sixty-six and a half years. She proudly raised two children and two granddaughters.
Mary Jane enjoyed cooking Sunday dinners for the family using fresh food from her garden and milk from their dairy farm. Flower gardening was something that she loved doing, as well as, mowing her lawn. Her big heart carried over into her church family at Forks-of-Cheat Baptist Church where she has been a member and treasurer for many years.
Mary Jane was preceded in death by her parents Albert Hurley Sr. and Cynthia Harman, brother Albert “Junior” Hurley, sister-in-law Ruth Hurley, and dearest friends Loretta Walls and Helen Frankenberry.
She is survived by her loving husband, Charles “Chuck” Herbert Hunter Jr.; children Kent Charles Hunter, Charlene Jane Porter and husband Donald “Don” William Porter; granddaughters Whitney Dawn Porter Lenhart and husband Daniel Brooks “DJ” Lenhart, Courtney Jane Porter and boyfriend Nicholas Aaron Riley; soon to be great-grandchild “Baby Lenhart”; and her best four-legged friend Buddy. She is also survived by close family friends Jeannie and Sheri Frankenberry; Marie Cyphert; and nephews Johnny, Richard, and Jim Hurley.
Friends and family will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce Street, Morgantown, on Monday, November 11th from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. Visitation will continue Tuesday, November 12th from 11 A.M. until the time of the funeral service at noon with Reverend Charles Bowers officiating. Interment will follow at the Forks-of-Cheat cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Forks-of-Cheat Baptist Church and mailed to 114 Blueberry Lane, Masontown, WV 26542.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary Hunter, please visit Tribute Store