Mary Elizabeth Hunter

Mary Elizabeth Hunter, age 82, of Charlotte, died July 10, 2023. Mary was born December 28, 1940 in Lansing, Michigan, to Harold and Mary (Dane) Hunter. The family lived in Millett and owned the local grocery store. Mary was her dad’s right-hand, trusty helper growing up and she treasured those memories. After graduating high school, Mary attended MSU and received her Bachelor’s Degree in early elementary. She taught in the Olivet School District before stopping to once again help in the family market. Mary eventually took on the duties of caregiver as her parents’ health declined. When time allowed, Mary enjoyed riding horses and looked forward to vacationing on Drummond Island.
Fiercely independent, determined, humble, and kind, Mary could be seen ‘out and about’ on her bike from dawn to dusk in all seasons and all types of weather. She was well-known by countless community members as she collected bottles and cans to keep Charlotte ‘picked up.’ This activity gave her purpose, and it kept her in her happy place – the outdoors.
Mary enjoyed over two years as a resident of Sensations Memory Care, where she was free to walk as much as she liked and received exceptional care from the loving staff.
Mary is survived by her sister, Dorothea Sandin; her grand-nephew, John A. Sandin IV; and her dear friends, John and Carol Rossio. Mary was predeceased by her parents; her brother-in-law, John A. Sandin II; and her nephew, John A. Sandin III.
Graveside services will be held Friday, July 28, at 10:00 a.m. at Delta Center Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.