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Jean Kitchell Hunter, 94, Logansport, died early in the morning Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at WoodBridge Health Campus, Logansport.
She was born Jan. 4, 1923, in a farmhouse near Lincoln. She was the daughter of Alvin D. and Nora B. Kitchell and the younger sister of William D. Kitchell and Robert B. Kitchell.
Her parents operated the general store and post office in Lincoln until her father's death in 1936, when the family moved to Logansport.
Jean graduated from Logansport High School in 1941 and immediately began work at John I. Shafer Lumber Co. She worked for Shafer, which later became Cole Hardwood Inc., for 45 years, retiring in 1986. Mr. Shafer was a wonderful mentor to Jean. Milt and Jean Cole, similarly, were steadfast colleagues, friends and employer in Jean's later working years.
She is survived by her son, Harry F. McNaught (Sarah); granddaughter, Mary M. Yonkman (Ryan); grandson, John D. McNaught (Becky); great-granddaughters, Nora E. Yonkman and Anna Jean Yonkman; and nephews, Richard Kitchell (LouAnn), David Kitchell (Linda) of Kokomo and David Kitchell (Julie) of Logansport.
Jean is also survived by her stepson, Jere E. Hunter; stepgranddaughter, Nicole M. Hunter; and stepgrandson, Justin J. Hunter.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Robert S. Hunter; son, Michael J. McNaught; brothers, William Kitchell and Robert Kitchell; niece, Carolyn McClure; and nephew, William Kitchell Jr.
Jean was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church and an active and devoted member of the LHS class of 1941. She and her husband, Bob, received the Good Neighbor Award in 1990. Jean enjoyed her family and friends, and was happy to drive to see them. She was blessed with wonderful neighbors in the Meadow View Addition.
The family would like to thank the staff of WoodBridge Health Campus for their wonderful care of Jean these past three years and for their appreciation of her sense of humor and desire to keep on the move. Jean enjoyed and appreciated her years living at WoodBridge.
The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the sanctuary at Calvary Presbyterian Church. Burial in the IOOF Cemetery, Walton, will be at a later date.
Calling hours will be 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Memorial gifts may be made to Calvary Presbyterian Church, 701 Spencer St., Logansport, IN 46947 or to the Cass County Humane Society, 700 Water St., Logansport.
Kroeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Family and friends may leave a memory of message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 22, 2017
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