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Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home
Friday July 15th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Barbara Hunt

   Barbara L. Hunt, 95, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, at her residence.

   She was born June 9, 1927 in Wayne County, Indiana to John Manning & Doris Abel Burgess.

   Barbara was a graduate of Whitewater High School and was a member of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps. She enjoyed a lengthy career as a Registered Nurse. She was a faithful member of the former Whitewater United Methodist Church.  

   Barbara will be missed by her daughter, Jane Medaris & special friend, Jan Cook; son & daughter-in-law, Ronald & Nancy Hunt; 6 grandchildren, Jodi (Jim) Hansen Jonathan (Nicole) Medaris, Hannah (Eric) Miller, Luke (Samantha) Medaris, Christina Hunt and Tamera Hunt; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces & nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, F. Gayle Hunt, in 2012; sisters, Pat France and Jane Schneider Braund; brothers, Joseph Abel Burgess and Dr. John Pierre Burgess.

   A funeral ceremony will be conducted by her family members at 11:00 am on Friday, July 15 at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South. Interment will follow in Spring Lawn Cemetery in New Paris.

   Family & friends may gather for visitation from 10–11 am on Friday, July 15 at the funeral home.

   Memorial contributions are encouraged for EverHeart Hospice, 1350 North Broadway Street, Greenville, OH 45331.


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Jane, I am so sorry about your mom’s passing. I remember so fondly all the nights I spent at your house growing up. She was always kind, even when we made a mess. She was well cared for by you these past years and she is now with your dad and her parents. Take care and rest up. 💕

Nancy Miller Jul 3 2022 10:25 PM

Jane, I am so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. Just as you are a wonderful friend you have been a wonderful daughter. I remember us being at your moms shucking corn and jumping in the pool on a hot summer day. She was always so kind. Love you my friend, sending a big hug❤️

Tanya Staud Jul 3 2022 7:11 PM

Janie and Ronnie what can we say. Momma was a SPECIAL Lady that I had the privilege of having in my life. Momma for many years (more than we want to admit too). Then as an adult Aunt Barb. No matter what happened she and Uncle Gayle were there if needed. They were a major contributor to who I am now. I feel I had the best example and guidance. You are loved and will be missed. Janie and Ronnie. Thank you for sharing your parents with Del and I.

Tinkle Gwen Jul 3 2022 3:35 PM

So sorry for your loss.

Charlotte Ferguson Jul 2 2022 11:09 PM

Aunt Barb was my Dear Great Aunt Jane's Sister. One of my earliest memories of her was her caring for my leg injury after I was run over by the JD Mower at the farm. Always loved her and her Family. She will be missed. My Condolences to all the Family.

Dewitt (Dewey) Schneider Jul 1 2022 7:04 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Barbs passing. She was a wonderful lady! She loved the Lord, her family and nursing. We have so many memories of our time with Aunt Barb. You all are in our prayers.

Morgan Schneider and family Jun 30 2022 5:13 PM