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Obituary: Mary Margaret Hunsucker, Vallonia

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Mary Margaret Hunsucker, 94, of Vallonia, died unexpectedly at 2:03 p.m. March 10, 2014, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN. A member of Vallonia Christian Church, she was also a member of the Eastern Star for over 60 years and a member of the White Shrine. Mrs. Hunsucker was once employed with in the County Auditor’s Office, worked in the office at Morgan’s Canning factory for 15 years and in the office at L.S. Ayres in Indianapolis. She graduated from Vallonia High School in 1937 and Indiana Business College in 1939.

She was born on April 19, 1919, in Vallonia, to the late Earl William Stage and Clara B. Stotz Stage. She lived most of her life in Jackson County.

She married John Emerson Hunsucker on November 11, 1953, in Indianapolis, IN, and he survives. Other survivors include two sons, Gary L. Hunsucker of Ellettsville, IN, and William D. “Bill” Hunsucker of Vallonia; three grandchildren, Matt L. Hunsucker, Danelle L. West and Laura A. Hunsucker, all of Ellettsville; and two great-grandchildren, Nelia J. Hunsucker and Emma B. West.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Calvin Stage; and a sister, Ruby Stage Gregor.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Vallonia Christian Church with Chris Criminger officiating. Friends may call at the church from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday. Burial will take place at Vallonia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Salvation Army or to Riley Children’s Hospital.

Mrs. Hunsucker was described by her sons as a mother who wanted nothing but the best for her children and grandchildren. She was always an encourager, was never ever critical, and always had a great outlook on life. She always gave much more than she received and that’s the way she wanted it. Mary was a great artist, letter writer, and always sent cards to and loved to take care of those in need or who had fallen ill. She was a great contributor and supporter of the Salvation Army and Riley Children’s Hospital. She loved to play the piano and went to Hoosier Christian Village and Heritage House of Seymour to play for the residents.

Arrangements were made by Johnson Funeral Home in Vallonia.

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