Marilyn Emans Hunter of Sparta, NJ died at the age of 91 on Oct. 4, 2019, after a nearly twodecade battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Marilyn is survived by her loving and devoted husband of sixtyeight years, William N. Hunter. She leaves her children, JoAnne Williams and husband David of Brookfield, Connecticut, Barbara Sturm and her husband Ron of Midlothian, Texas and William A. Hunter and his wife Ava of Fairfield, Connecticut.
Marilyn is also survived by grandchildren Lindsay Mallow, Daniel Williams, Jennifer Klepeisz, Kristen Williams, Kelly Hunter and Christina Hunter, greatgrandchildren Scarlett Mallow, Logan Mallow and Jack Williams, sisters Arline Wilson of Kennebunkport, Maine and Eleanor Gustafson and husband Jim of Haverhill, Massachusetts.
Marilyn was born at home in Branchville, and was a graduate of Newton High School, she continued her education at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA, earning a bachelor’s degree in business education. She returned to Sussex County to teach business subjects at her alma mater in Newton before marrying Bill, starting their family in Sparta.
Visitation is at 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at Goble Funeral Home 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday following the visitation at the First Presbyterian Church of Sparta 32 Main St., Sparta. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at Sparta Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 (https://www.parkinson.org/)