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In Loving Memory

Hunt, Marilyn Sue

Marilyn Sue Jones Hunt, 86, of Arnold, MO, passed away April 2, 2024.  She was born September 27, 1937, in Cape Girardeau, MO.

After living in Chaffee, MO during her early childhood and the National VFW Children’s Home in Eaton Rapids, MI during her childhood and teenage years, Marilyn moved to St. Louis where she met the love of her life, Carlton Hunt.  Carlton and Marilyn were married November 9, 1957, in a double wedding ceremony with Marilyn’s sister, Doris (Jim).  They were married 66 years.

Besides her beloved Carlton, Marilyn is survived by her daughters, Tonia Howell (Greg), Carla Payne (Leonard), her grandchildren Jana Green (Nathan), Eric Howell (Ashley), Kayla Payne, and Jared Payne (Morgan), and her niece, Kathy Wisor, who is like a daughter to her, and Kathy’s son Brendan.  She also has five great-grandchildren, Emily and Lydia Green, Jonathan and Anderson Howell, and soon-to-be-born, Bennett Payne.  She will be missed by her brothers Jim Jones (Barbara) and Bill Jones (Maria), and her numerous nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents James and Edna Jones, and her siblings, Wanda Ryan, Carl Jones, Norma Evans, Earl Jones, Glenda Good, Ann Isbell, Doris Ward, and Bobby Jones.

Carlton and Marilyn have been members of the Arnold Church of Christ since 1962, where Marilyn served for 29 years as church secretary, taught Bible classes, and alongside Carlton worked with the youth throughout their daughters’ teenage years.  They participated in several missionary campaigns and were supporters of the Christian Academy of Greater St. Louis since its inception.

Friends and family know that her favorite past time was camping.  Carlton and Marilyn enjoyed camping with friends, notably helping to organize the OAKS Group (Older Adults “Kamping” Social) at church.  Some of their family’s most precious memories are from camping, especially during “Grandkids’ Week.”

The family requests donations be made in her memory to the Christian Academy of Greater St. Louis, 11050 N. Warson Road, St. Louis, MO, 63114 or cagsl.net.

Visitation for Marilyn Hunt will be held at Kutis Funeral Home, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, on Friday, April 5, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, with a family visitation from 5:00 – 6:00 pm.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 6, 11:00 am at Arnold Church of Christ, 2267 Scott Drive, with a visitation preceding at 10:00 am. Funeral Service Live Stream

Interment will follow at Shepherd Hills Cemetery, Barnhart, MO.


3 thoughts on “Hunt, Marilyn Sue”

  1. Dear hunt family are prayers are with you sorry Vickie and I are not able to be with you she will be missed love you all

  2. We were so saddened to hear of Marilyn’s passing. She will surely be missed by so many that loved her. I remember all the wonderful times growing up knowing that she loved doing so much with our teen group. She definitely was an example of living for Christ to us. We are keeping all of you in our prayers for the days ahead.

  3. My prayers go out to the family as you mourn the loss of Marilyn. My heart is heavy but I am remembering all the good times with Marilyn and Carlton. I know she is not experiencing any pain now and that is a comfort. She was an inspiration to me and will never be forgotten. My love to you all, Sue Hollis


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