August 4, 1935 ~ November 23, 2005

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Mrs. Karene "Kay" Hunt passed away Nov. 23, 2005, at Christian Northeast Hospital, St. Louis, at the age of 70 years, 3 months & 19 days. Kay was born Aug. 4, 1935, in St. Louis, to Thomas E. & Charlotte 'Bates' Lemons.

Kay retired from Southeast Missouri Mental Health Ctr, in 1983, after 31 yrs employment as a Recreational Therapist. Kay was a extremely active member of Memorial United Methodist Church, Farmington. She spent countless hours helping the elderly; working in the church office; assisting with communion for shut-ins & working with the Ministerial Alliance food pantry, to name a few. Kay was also active in the Business & Professional Women's Assoc. She served as President of the local chapter several times & was named 'Woman of the Year' in 1987. Kay was a member of the Shepherds Center & organized speakers for the Shepherds Center; an organization that benefits the elderly. Kay was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors Include: her husband of 54 years, Blondy (Bob) Hunt; Children: Keith (& Pam) Hunt; Glenda (Mrs. Jerry) Thurston; Edward (& Lisa) Hunt; Tammy (Mrs. Danny) Copeland, all of Farmington. 2 Brothers: Ed (& Barbara) Lemons, of Overland, KS; Jim (& Lana) Lemons, of Daphne, AL; 10 Grandchildren: Aseneth (Mrs. Nick) Dispenzers; Jennifer (Mrs. James) Carroll; Sarah Hunt; Amie (Mrs. Josh) Neel; Nicole Hunt; Kim Copeland; Kara (Mrs. Don) Garms; Amanda Copeland; Jason Hunt & Nathan Copeland; 2 Step-Grandchildren: Rob & Ryan Ward. 7 Great-Grandchildren: Breanna & Chelsey Dispenziere; Isaac; Isabelle & Jacob Carroll; Haleigh Gross & Sage Garms. Also, 2 Step, Great-Grandchildren: Alyssa Ward & Dillon Ward.

Visitation: Friday, 6-9 pm. Visitation resumes Saturday 7-9:30 am.

Funeral: Saturday, 11 am, Nov. 26, 2005, at Memorial United Methodist Church, Farmington, with Dr. David Webster officiating. Interment, K-P Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials to: American Lung Association.

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  1. Such a fine lady, at least we know now that Kay no longer suffers and she is in a much better place now. Pain Free! I know she will be missed by many, but there are some awesome memories of her life.

  2. I worked with Kay for many years @ the hospital…and then after we both retired she got me involved in volunteering for the Sheperd center. She was a hard worker a very caring person in both situations. I will miss her also. I am so sorry for your loss

  3. Kay was one of those "special" people one meets in life. I didn't know her well, but worked with her some on Shepherd's Center projects — it was easy to appreciate her manner, sweet spirit, and organization. She's a loss to the community at large as well as to her family and friends. God bless you.

  4. We will miss Kay so much at church. We will always remember the good times we had with her when she was in charge of the Senior Adult trips. We certainly send our sympathy and our prayers will be with your family.

  5. I am so sorry to hear of Kay's passing. I have many wonderful memories of spending time at her house with Aseneth. She was a wonderful woman. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. We pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost.

  7. Dear Ed & Lisa: Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your mom/mom-in-law. Your life will never be the same, but take comfort and joy in remembering the things you love about her. I found that if I do that about my mom, I never feel sad. Please call me if I can help or comfort you in any way. Sincerely, Dee Owens

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