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.
Published in Times Leader on July 17, 2013