Marla Elaine Hunter, 32, of Wilkes-Barre, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 14, 2013, at home.
Marla was born in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 27, 1981, a daughter of James and Nancy Hunter of Wilkes-Barre.
Marla graduated from E.L. Meyers High School in 1999, and furthered her education at Bloomsburg University, where she graduated in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in sociology.
She worked at PA Child Health Care in 2004, and then took a job with Luzerne County Children & Youth Services until the present.
She was a member of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Benjamin and Mary Hunter, New York, N.Y.; and maternal grandparents, Herman and Mary Reh, Wilkes-Barre.
Marla is survived by her parents, James and Nancy Hunter, Wilkes-Barre; twin sister, Malinda Hunter, Wilkes-Barre; sister Megan Toney and her husband, Robert Toney, Wilkes-Barre; sister Mary Lavin and her husband, Michael Lavin, Wilkes-Barre; the love of her life, her dog, Candice; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Marla had the ability to brighten the lives of anyone she met.
Funeral will be held 10 a.m. Friday from Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre, with services at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, 905 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Parrish Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Marla was very well known for her loving nature and care for all people and animals. Those who desire may give contributions to the SPCA, Fox Hill Road, Plains Township.