Barbara's Story

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Barbara Kaye Hunter was born Aug.25, 1941, in Daviess County, the daughter of Leota (Shirley) and J. Paul Hunter, Sr. She departed this life Nov. 19, 2016, surrounded by her family at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, Missouri.
She was united in marriage with Alfred O. Marcum on March 7, 1997. Shortly after, they retired to his family farm south of Stockton, Missouri - "The Brown Branch Farm." She was a member of Stockton Christian Church.
She graduated salutatorian in 1959 from Barr Township High School, Montgomery. She attained a license from Indiana Board of Beauty Culturist in 1966. Barbara began her love of playing piano in the third grade. She was the pianist and accompanied the Golden Notes Gospel Quartet in Washington, for several years, and continued to play at the churches she attended.
Barbara was proud to become a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). She was also a member of The Downtowner's Toastmasters Club of Indianapolis. Her career included achievements in banking, business and finance. She was interested in music, genealogy, gardening, history, computer programming, and interior decorating.
Barbara is survived by her sister Phyllis (Hunter) Brittain of West Virginia; two stepchildren; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was "Aunt Barb" to nieces Jenny Hunter-Ostheimer and Jane Hunter (Tim) Nolan and five nephews; Jeff, Jay and Jon Hunter and Stuart and Ross Brittain. She also loved seven great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by husband Al; her parents; her brother Jerome and sister-in-law Jany; brother in law Bill; and a stepson.
A celebration of her life was held Nov. 22 at Stockton Christian Church. Barbara was celebrated with recordings of herself playing the piano as well as her as accompanist with the Golden Notes. She is laid to rest in Stockton Cemetery. One may honor Barbara by donating to Stockton Christian Church (music fund) 703 West St., Stockton, MO 65785 or Convoy of Hope ATTN: Donations, P.O. Box 219368, Kansas City, MO 64121-9368 or give.convoyofhope.org.
Published on December 2, 2016
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