Marion Hunter

Obituary of Marion L. Hunter

Marion L. Hunter passed away on November 11, 2020 in Charleston, SC surrounded by her loving family. 

She was born on June 19, 1935 to Glenn and Mabel (Sturdivant) Lanphear, in Beaver Dams, NY.  Ironically, it was 25 years to the day that her loving husband, Dick, passed away on November 11, 1995.

Marion graduated from Northside High School in 1953 and went to work at The First National Bank in Corning, NY in July 1953. She continued her career in banking, working her way up from teller to manager and regional manager through many changing banks; her last position was manager of the Community Bank, N.A. in Painted Post, NY. She retired in 1995.

Marion married the love of her life, Richard (Dick) Hunter in September 1955. She was very active in the Corning area, as a member of the Jaycees, Kiwanis clubs, and Hope Cemetery as secretary, and treasurer. She was well-known on the walking trails in Corning, walking with her two close friends.

Marion was known for her enduring love of family and friends.  Being the oldest girl of her family, she filled in as a mother figure. She may have been small in stature, but she was a formidable ally when needed. Her beautiful spirit has been an inspiration to all who knew her.  Marion's life was filled with abundant care, compassion, sweet smiles, a glorious giggle, and a deep sensitivity to those in need. Everybody loved her cooking, especially her famous pies.

Marion’s favorite places included her cottages on Keuka Lake, the gathering place for family and friends for close to 40 years, and her beach house in Wrightsville Beach, NC.

In 2016 Marion moved to Charleston, SC to be near her sister, Ann Burns, and her husband Bob.

She is survived by sisters: Lee (Paul) Rossier of Tucson, AZ, Ann (Bob) Burns of Charleston, Linda (Don) Wead of Beaver Dams; sister-in-law, Jean Lanphear; too many nieces, nephews, and cousins to list; and special longtime friends: Richard (Dick) BeGell, Sandy Niles, and Loretta Ecklin, who stayed in touch since she moved to South Carolina. 

Marion was predeceased by her husband, Dick Hunter, on November 11, 1995; her parents, Glenn in 1957 and Mabel in 1975; brothers, Hugh (Sonny) Lanphear, Paul (Butch) Lanphear, Kenneth Allen; and sister, Lois (Tiny) Halye.

Due to COVID-19 regulations, there will be a private service for family only. Marion will be buried in Hope Cemetery in Corning.

The family asks that when you think of Marion, to perform a simple act of kindness while you have her on your mind.  Marion would be very touched by the gesture.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial donations be sent to the Amedisys Hospice, 1027 Physicians Drive, Suite 240, Charleston, SC, 29414 or an Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice in Marion Hunter's name.»(Do not delete this line. It does not print.  Text that is to appear on web must be entered before this line)

The family entrusted Marion’s care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.






Final Resting Place

Hope Cemetery
325 Park Avenue
Corning, New York, United States
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