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Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home
Tuesday April 19th, 2022
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home
Tuesday April 19th, 2022

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Margaret Sophia Hunt

Margaret S. Hunt “beloved mother and grandmother”

WHITESVILLE, NY---Margaret Sophia “Margie” Hunt, 92, a lifelong resident of Whitesville, passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, April 16, 2022, after a long illness.

Born on Sunday, June 2, 1929 in Hallsport, she was a daughter of Alfred H. and Ella Mae Teater Billings. On November 26, 1949 at the former Christian Temple in Wellsville, she married Leon A. Hunt, who passed away on July 18, 1998.

Margaret attended school in Whitesville. She was first employed at the former glove factories in Whitesville and Wellsville. She and her husband were lifelong farmers in Whitesville.

She enjoyed flowers, making homemade butter, canning, and picking blackberries in July and August. She loved to cook and bake; apple pies, cookies, and donuts were her family’s favorites, along with the many area kids who she welcomed into her home. Margaret loved dancing and believed she had the canny ability to understand someone’s motives. Her greatest love was her family.

Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Leah L. (Lloyd) Potter of Whitesville and Lois A. (Burdette) Cowburn of Ulysses. Pa.; a son, Gary M. Hunt of Whitesville; a son-in-law, David Whitesell of Hornell; twenty-five grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; eleven great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, Margaret was preceded in death by a daughter, Noreen K. Whitesell; seven siblings, Alfred Billings, John Billings, Archie Billings, James Billings, LeRoy Billings, Tom Billings, Virgil Billings, and Katherine Hunt.

Family and friends may call from 10am to 12 noon on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, Pa., where funeral services will follow at 12 noon with Margaret’s grandsons officiating. Burial will be in Hallsport Union Cemetery, Hallsport.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Independence Emergency Squad, 508 Main Street, Whitesville, NY 14897.

Margaret’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.

To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Margaret, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.


A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Hunt

Lois & Burdette Cowburn Apr 18 2022 7:19 PM

A photo was added for Margaret Sophia Hunt

Carrie Hunt Apr 18 2022 4:45 PM

What I will always remember about my grandma is the way she used to get my brothers and I ready for school every morning growing up. As soon as we woke up, she would wet a warm washcloth and "rub the sleep out of our eyes" one at a time, then she would grab a comb and slick our hair to the side with a fine part and tell us how handsome we were. To this day, I've never had better eggs than the ones she used to make for us breakfast. Everyone who knew her would say that she was kind and caring, but that she was also tough as nails and a no-nonsense woman. She was a phenomenal cook and baker and loved to visit with her family when they came to the house to see her. I will miss our early morning chit chats and singing along to the Eddie Rabbit, Don Williams, and Marty Robbins tapes she kept in the car on the way to grandma's house in the summertime. I love you so much Grandma. May you Rest in Eternal Peace.

Kyle Wahl Apr 18 2022 2:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Hunt

Karen Wyckoff Apr 18 2022 1:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Hunt

Kyle Wahl Apr 18 2022 1:22 PM

leah lois and all so sorry for your loss. a mother can NEVER be replaced i found that out in 1966 she will always remain deep in your hearts along with all the wonderful memories that have accumulated over many years

patti chamberlain andrews Apr 18 2022 12:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Hunt

Kevin & Patty Apr 18 2022 12:08 PM