Tuesday, November 30

Wilma Jean Hunt

Dec. 17, 1934 – Nov. 8, 2021

Wilma Jean Hunt, age 86, of Sheridan, passed away on Monday morning, Nov. 8, 2021, at Riverwalk Village in Noblesville, Ind.

Born on Dec. 17, 1934 in Marion County, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Jennie F. Gray.

For over 17 years Mrs. Hunt worked for Aero Drapery in various capacities, including supervisor for the cutting department. She also enjoyed her years as a seasonal employee with Heartland Growers. She was a local Avon Rep. for many years as well.

She was an active member of the Terhune United Methodist Church and the Terhune Ladies Aide.

She was a woman of strong faith, calling upon it daily to help guide her through life’s journey. Family was an important part of that journey. She and Philip Eugene Hunt were married on April 4, 1953. She was a loving mother and dedicated wife; however, grandma would prove to be her favorite role. There were so many things to get to experience all over again with the grandkids. She assisted her husband with farming as well as helping him in the woodshop. Together she and Philip made a lot of neat projects and crafts that they would sell at various flea markets. Mrs. Hunt loved to go to flea markets, even if they weren’t selling anything there.

Although she graduated from Westfield High School, she was a loyal Sheridan Blackhawks fan. She faithfully followed both Blackhawk football and basketball. She really loved just getting out of the house and going for a ride, and what better excuse than to hit up a flea market or go watch Sheridan play. In her eyes the destination was a toss-up, it was the journey she always looked forward to. She enjoyed sewing and embroidery, and truly loved the time she dedicated to fussing with her garden and flowers.

Survivors include her sons, Stephen D. (Trena) Hunt of Kirklin and Dana L. (Micki) Hunt of Sheridan; daughters, Nancy L. (Kerry) Synanowicz of Dobson, N.C. and Donna J. (Ron) Piercy of Whitestown; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; her grand-lapcat, Sassy; and her canine grandbaby, Pugsy.

She was preceded in death by her mother; her son, Leslie E. Hunt; her canine BFF, Max; and by her loving husband, Philip Eugene Hunt on April 20, 2005.

A Celebration of Mrs. Hunt’s life will take place at 12 noon on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at the Terhune United Methodist Church, 8392 North Washington Street in Sheridan, Ind., with Visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of Service. Rev. Frank Ciampa and Pastor Cheryl Weesner will be officiating. She will be laid to rest at Spencer Cemetery in Sheridan, Ind.

Memorial donations may be presented to the Terhune United Methodist Church, c/o Cindi Duchemin, 3211 W. 246th Street, Sheridan, IN 46069.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *