Allene Hunt, age 90, of Joplin, Mo., passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at National Health Care, of Joplin.
Allene was born July 21, 1927, in Carthage, Mo., daughter of the late Oral Conway and Mindie Smith Conway. She graduated from Alba High School and then attended Joplin Junior College where she ended up teaching for several years.
During her time there she met her life-long "sweetheart", Bill Hunt. The two got married on April 29, 1949, in Joplin, and enjoyed over 65 years together before he preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2013.
Allene worked for 42 years as a bookkeeper for Phillips 66, in Bartles-ville, Okla. After her retirement, the couple moved back to Joplin in 1994. She was an active member of Blendville Christian Church, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school classes, and served on several committees.
In addition to her parents and sweetheart, Bill, Allene was preceded in death by three sisters, Irene Conway, Connie Conway and Eula Mae Conway; and a niece, Atalaya Garrison.
She is survived by a brother, Bill Conway and wife, Naomi, of Joplin; sister, Erma Garrison, of Diamond, Mo.; sisters-in-law, Josephine Campbell, of Joplin, Beverly Hunt, of Joplin; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 3, at 10 a.m. at Blendville Christian Church, with Pastor Virgil Eubanks officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, with family serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at Parker Mortuary on Friday from 6 to 7 p.m.
The family request that memorial contributions be made to Allene's church.
Published on March 2, 2018