DU QUOIN - Dean Hunsaker, 87, passed away at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at home.
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She had been an operator and worked in the front office for GTE for many years. She was a member of Community of Christ Church in Marion and had been an avid bowler.
Dean was born April 5, 1926, in Ozark, the daughter of Herbert L. and Irene M. (Boner) Boner.
She first married John W. Hartsock in 1943 in Missouri, and he passed away in 1947. She then married Donald G. Hunsaker on Nov. 22, 1958, in Elkville, and he passed away in 2002.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Potter and husband, Bill, of St. Louis and Marsha Crites and husband, Gary, of Dawson; stepdaughter, Susan Steidl and husband, Peter, of Pleasant Grove, Ala.; stepdaughter-in-law, Christine Hunsaker of Arab, Ala.; sister, Betty Hamilton of St. Louis; brother, J.H. Boner and wife, Joan, of Chicago; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; stepson, Robert Hunsaker; and two sisters, Jean Kelley and Joan Craig.
The family would like to give a special thanks to her caregivers for the last several years, Sharon Knapp, Barbie McArthur, Pat Koenig, Rachel Davison and Liz Wynn.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin with evangelist Marvin Kleinau and elder Marion Kleinau officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Carbondale. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to TIP Hospice or the donor's choice and will be accepted at the funeral home.
For additional information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit www.searbyfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Southern Illinoisan on Sept. 24, 2013