E. Jeanne Hunt

Jeanne Hunt, age 76, of Philip, died Tuesday morning, October 12, 2004, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Memorial services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 16, at the United Church in Philip, with Pastor Mark Ford officiating. Music will be provided by Barb Bowen, organist, and Maureen Palecek, vocalist. Ushers will be Kieth Smith and Chuck O’Connor.

Interment will be at a later date at Black Hills National Cemetery. Rush Funeral Home of Philip is in charge of arrangements.

Emma Jeanne McCartney, better known as "Jeanne" to her family and friends, was born February 5, 1928, in Cherokee, Iowa, the daughter of John and Bertha (Lickiss) McCartney. As a child they lived in Quimby, Iowa. She graduated from high school in Worthington, Minnesota.

Jeanne was united in marriage to Lawrence "Larry" Hunt on April 17, 1946, in Worthington. They lived in Minnesota, Iowa, and Texas before moving to Philip in 1958. She worked at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in the laundry department and later as a nurse's aide. After she completed the medical records course in 1967, she worked for over 30 in medical records and bookkeeping at the hospital. In 1984, she received her Nursing Home Administrator License. She worked part-time as administrator of the Philip Nursing Home.

Jeanne was a state officer for the South Dakota Medical Records Association and the Business and Professional Women. She won the Woman of Achievement Award in 1994. She was a member of the United Church in Philip, where she served on the finance committee. Jeanne also served as bookkeeper and secretary for the Haakon County Prairie Transportation, and was active with the Philip Drama Group.

Grateful for having shared her life include two daughters, Gayle Matz and her husband, Ralph, of Brookings, and Arnis Knutson and her husband, John, of Quinn; five grandchildren, Erin Matz, Randy Matz, Scott Knutson, C.J. Knutson and his wife, Jill, and Katie Knutson; one sister, Carol Lei of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Hunt, on July 7, 1989; a son, Craig Hunt, in July 1970; her parents; and a brother, Loris McCartney.

In lieu of flowers a memorial is established to the Philip Health Services, the Philip Drama Club, and the United Church of Philip.