Elsie Ada (Burgess) Hunter
Elsie Ada Hunter, age 93, of 48 Fourth Street, Shelby, died Friday, November 2, 2001 at Med Central Mansfield Hospital after a short illness.
Mrs. Hunter was born January 29, 1908 in Mobile Alabama, the daughter ofln the late Merton Conrad and Gertrude Mae (Troupe) Burgess. In the late 1940’s she played the accordian with the Doris Gooding Orchestra and in the 1950’s for the Otis Black Band. She had also been employed at the Talon Fastener Company in Meadville, PA for many years.
She was a member of the First United Church of Christ, a former member of the Circle “S” Riding and Driving Club, the Gulf Coast Horseman’s Association, and a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Shelby Eagles. She raised and trained quarter horses and was involved with, her family in showing quarter horses. She enjoyed flower gardening and crocheting quilts.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Doris and John Yetzer of Shelby; a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Diana Hunter of Shelby; 8 grandchildren: Cindy Hunter, Michael Hunter, Christina Drain, Susan Lowery, Daniel Yetzer, Jennifer Barrett, Kelly Stine, and Kirk Hunter; 19 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; a sister, Helen Brooks of Mobile, Alabama.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Meredith Hunter in 1967; a son Harold Merton Hunter in 1995; an infant daughter, Lois Elda Hunter in 1927; a brother, Harvey Burgess and a daughter-in-law, Barbara (Hassler) Hunter.
Calling hours will be on Monday, November 5, 2001, from 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby and from 10 AM -11 AM on Tuesday at the funeral home prior to the 11 AM service. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to FISH or to American Cancer Society.