Patricia Jean Hunt was born January 16, 1927, in Wabash County, Illinois, the daughter of Homer and Gladys Mae (Brown) Miskell. Due to the death of her mother when Jean was seven years old, she was raised by her grandparents, George and Mary Jane (Thaxton) Brown. She departed this life December 24, 2021, at Oakview Heights Continuous Care in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.
Jean was united in marriage to Hershell Ogle Hunt on September 8, 1944, in Lawrence County, Illinois. To them, nine children were born.
Jean joined the Church of God in Mt. Carmel at eight years old.
She is survived by daughters, Susan Webster of Bridgeport, Illinois, and Joyce (Dan) Hadley of Decatur, Illinois; sons, Dennis (Gerri) Hunt of Calhoun, Illinois, and Mike Hunt of Mt. Carmel, Illinois; daughter-in-law, Karen Hunt Cokley of West Salem, Illinois and Marilyn Hunt of Jasper, Indiana; sister, Barbara Jerrell of Lawrenceville, Illinois; sister-in-law, Mary Jo Bolden of Mt. Carmel, Illinois; grandchildren, Mark, Scott and Dustin Hunt, Kara Hunt Gill and Kirby Hunt, Tracy Shafer and Brandon Massey, Shawn and Jason Webster, Jalai and Jared Hunt, T.J. and Zach Hunt and Chad Hadley; twenty-three great-grandchildren; and eleven great great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; daughters, Mary Elizabeth Hunt and Brenda Massey; sons, Hershell “Butch” Hunt, Jr., Bill Hunt and Timothy Hunt; grandchildren, Stephanie Hunt and Charissa Hadley; great-grandson, Hayden Webster; four sisters and one brother.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Highland Memorial Cemetery, 1827 College Drive, Mt. Carmel, Illinois.
COVID-19 precautions, wearing of face coverings, social distancing and use of hand sanitizer is recommended.
Condolences may be made online at www.short-cunninghamfh.com
Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hunt family.