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Myrlen W. HunterPassing: January 21, 2013


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Friday, January 25th @ 11:00 am


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday, January 24th @ 3:00-8:00 pm

Friday, January 25th @ 10:00-11:00 pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Friday, January 25th

MITCHELL – Myrlen W. Hunter, 81, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Monday, January 21, 2013, at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born September 4, 1931, in Washington, Indiana, he was the son of M. Victor and Lucille (Jones) Hunter.  He married Sherlia A. Mundy August 14, 1952.

Myrlen graduated from Mitchell High School in 1949, and after serving in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War, he enrolled in Purdue University and graduated in 1958 with a degree in pharmacy.  He owned Burton City Drug Store in Mitchell for several years.

He served as treasurer of the Persimmon Festival and the Mitchell Chamber of Commerce for 18 years and was also a director of the Bedford Regional Medical Center.  He served on the boards of the Marion Township Fire Department, Mitchell High School Alumni Association, Mitchell Public Library, and Hoosier Uplands.  He was a member of the First Christian Church, County, State, and National Pharmacy Associations, American Legion Post No. 250, and a Life Member of Purdue University Alumni. Myrlen was on the board and president of the Lawrence County Health Department.

Surviving:             wife, Sherlia Hunter, Mitchell
                   daughters, Denise Doyle, Mitchell
                                    D’Andra (Dee Dee) Stone, Mitchell
                                    Beverly Hunter, San Diego, California
             grandchildren, Joe and Jarrod Terrell
                                   Jamie Doyle, Matthew and Courtney Stone
     great grandchildren, Lenita Terrell, Chloe Doyle, 
                                   Abrianna, Malachi, and Thierry Terrell
                       brother, Don (Jerri) Hunter, Indianapolis
            brother-in-law, Gene Mundy, Mitchell
                                    several nieces and nephews

His parents; great granddaughter, Alexa Karri Doyle; son-in-law, Jim Doyle; father-in- law and mother-in-law, Joe and Vida Mundy; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joe B. and Josephine Mundy, preceded him in death. 

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 25, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Bro. Mike Collins officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts:  Myrlen W. Hunter Purdue University Scholarship Fund.

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26 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Lee Karr | MitchellIn
    Date: January 30, 2013
    He was a joy to be around
  2. Guest: Bob Plew | Shelbyville, IN46176
    Date: January 28, 2013
    Sherlia Sorry to learn of Merln's passing. I have fond memories of Merlin as well as all thr Mundy's. My memories are all smiles - Merlin's comment when I found and reminded him that he paid my Dad (Leland Plew) $5 for marrying you two "best $5 investment I ever nade) Merlin was a comfort to Analee during some pretty ruff times and that was always appreciated. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Bob
  3. Guest: Robert Alexander | LakePlacid, Florida
    Date: January 25, 2013
    My sympathy goes out to Sherlia and family on Merlin's passing. Sorry I can't be with you but my thoughts are with you all.
  4. Guest: Cindy Miller | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: January 25, 2013
    Shirley and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Merlin was a fine man and I am sure he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family in this time of need. God Bless you and your family. Cindy Miller
  5. Guest: D'Andra Allen | BedfordIN
    Date: January 25, 2013
    I'm just wanted to let you all know that I'm thinking about at this time. D'Andra want you to know that I'm sending you my LOVE and Hugs!! Your Dad was so sweet abd loven. I wil miss his smile and hugs. He was the greatest. Love You D'Andra Allen
  6. Guest: Barbara Blevins | Mitchell, In
    Date: January 24, 2013
    Dearest Shirley and Family, I am so sad to hear of Myrlen's passing. He was a very special man that touched many lives and was loved by all who knew him. He will be sadly missed by all. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Much Love, Barbara
  7. Guest: gregory schulz | sellersburgindiana
    Date: January 24, 2013
    aunt shirley I am very sorry for your loss when mom told me of his passing i was heartbroken. he was one of my favorite uncles. he always had a good story to tell. he was the smartest man i knew. god needed a leader in heaven and for that it should bring peace we never walk alone god is always with us uncle myrlen will always be with us.
  8. Guest: Suzie Batchelor Leatherman | Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 24, 2013
    Sherlia & family: Myrlen was a very kind and caring person that was always willing to go the extra mile to help others. He will be missed by all who knew him . God has a special servant. You all are in my prayers.
  9. Guest: Larry Kidwell | Bedford, In
    Date: January 24, 2013
    What a great person. Thinking of you and the famly. We are old Lehigh St familes. He brought alot of comfort and joy to so many people. God Bless. Larry
  10. Guest: Amy Parker | Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 24, 2013
    Dearest Dee Dee and Hunter Family, So many great memories of the drug store and spending time with your family. You all have our deepest condolences. Mitchell has lost a great leader and friend. With love, Amy (Atkinson) Parker and Family
  11. Guest: Evalyn H, (Root) Stitt | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: January 24, 2013
    Sherlia and family, I remember your family very well as we attended the First Christian Church together. My folks, Jimmy and Catherine Root, were very glad to count you all as friends. Myrlen has earned his wings and is on a higher plane. You are all in my prayers and thoughts. God bless.
  12. Guest: Dana & Brenda Dunbar | Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 24, 2013
    The Hunter Family, We were sorry to learn of Myrlen's passing. We are out of town but have been checking each day on Myrlen. We have always had a great deal of respect for Myrlen's dedication to his family and community. We will all miss his presence. You all have our deepest sympathy. Dana & Brenda Dunbar
  13. Guest: Bud and Mary Lynne Harmon | Wildwood, Missouri
    Date: January 23, 2013
    Sherlia and Family, We were so sorry to get the news of Myrlen's passing away. The memories of our years together came flashing back and the days together in the Navy and the USS Los Angeles. It was also time for Sherlia and Mary Lynne to become friends and supporters. Of course that was followed by our close relationship at Purdue when we all lived in Veteran's Housing. During that period of time we experienced our families increased in size. I will miss the email exchanges we had from time to time. A good friend and "old" Navy Buddy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of parting. May God bless and grant you His peace to see you through the changes that will take place in all your lives at the loss of Myrlen.
  14. Guest: Joe & Pam Vanzant | Mitchell, In
    Date: January 23, 2013
    Pam and I are so sorry to hear of Myrlen's passing.He was definitely a pillar of the Mitchell Community. God Bless to all the family.
  15. Guest: Tina Pagano | Cranston, RhodeIsland
    Date: January 23, 2013
    Bev and Family - We are all thinking of you. Our love, prayers and deepest sympathiees for all of you. The Pagano Family
  16. Guest: Esther Hawkins | Indianapolis, In46240
    Date: January 23, 2013
    Dear Hunter familly-- Even though I haven't seen any of you for several years, I have such fond memories of all of you. We "old"pharmacists sorta' stuck together-- those were some very good years and I miss them. Please take care of yourselves and each other and accept any help that is given by others. Thoughts and prayers for all, Esther
  17. Guest: Erin DeAngelis-Duffy | SanDiego.CA
    Date: January 23, 2013
    Dearest Hunter family, Bev is one of my closest & dearest friends, so her loss & heartache is shared....but, rest assured upon her return to San Diego, I will keep an eye on her, make sure she's doing alright & possibly deliver meatballs. It ensures a smile, most of the time. If any of you would like to join her, the door is open. i will be thinking of you, and sending love & strength. A lot of each as I know you'll need it in the coming days, weeks, & months. God bless ~ xoxo Erin
  18. Guest: Gary and Jenny Wildman | Greenwood, In.
    Date: January 23, 2013
    Sherlia and family: We were in shock to get the phone call on the death of Myrlen. When we saw him at Billy's services in November he was full of life We were able to sit and chat with him and catch up on family news. He was so proud of all his children. He will be missed by many. The entire family will be in our prayers for everyone to find peace. We hope to see you Thursday / Friday as long as the weather allows us .
  19. Guest: Pat Rasnic | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: January 23, 2013
    Sherlia and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Love, Pat
  20. Guest: Dawn Fuqua | SouthBend, IN
    Date: January 23, 2013
    Dee Dee, Sorry to hear about your dad. You are in my thoughts and Prayers during this difficult time.
  21. Guest: Melissa Horton | Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 22, 2013
    So sorry for your loss, Sherlia and family.
  22. Guest: Thomas Aaron Winchester | Paris, Tn38242
    Date: January 22, 2013
    Sherlia and family. We are sorry to learn of Myrlen's death. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. I would like to attend the services but I already have commitments.for Wednesday and Thursday. Billy Winchester also asked me to express his sympathy to you. Hopefully sometime in the future we can visit with you folks. It has been several years since we last saw you. God bless you and keep you in His care! Tom Winchester and family
  23. Guest: Greg M Taylor | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: January 22, 2013
    Becky & were so sorry to hear of Myrlen's passing. Our condolences to the family.
  24. Guest: Janet L. Carlisle | Columbus, Mississippi
    Date: January 22, 2013
    Hunter Family, Your family are in my thoughts at this sorrowful time. Just remember all the good times and memories you shared with Myrlen as his wife, daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brother, brother-in-law, nieces and nephews. No one can take these precious memories away from you ever. He is in a better place now where he is in no pain and enjoying the peace and happiness he has achieved in heaven. Stay strong and you will get through this difficult time. It hurts now, but someday soon the hurt will be replaced by the memories you cherish.
  25. Guest: Sarah and Dale Paynter | Atlanta, Texas
    Date: January 22, 2013
    We will be thinking of you all. Wish I could be there with you all.
  26. Guest: matt jackman | lansing, mi.
    Date: January 22, 2013
    Thinking of all of you down in Mitchell. Can't beleive the news.