Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, September 12, 2013
OBITUARY ~ ROSE MARIE SLAVIK HUNT
October 18, 1925 ~ September 03, 2013
Rose Marie SLAVIK HUNT was born October 18, 1925 in Diagonal, Iowa to John and Anna (BETA) SLAVIK and was the eldest
of their seven children. She graduated from Mount Ayr high school with the class of 1943. She was employed with the Security
State Bank where she made a good friend, Estelle HUNT. One of Estelle's brothers stopped into the bank in his Coast Guard
uniform to cash a check. After he left, Rose asked who he was and Estelle invited Rose to the family farm to meet him. The
two soon fell in love and Rose and Elvis Ellsworth (Pink) HUNT were married on October 12, 1947. They made their home
southeast of Redding, farming and raising eight children. Their marriage and family were the focus of Rose's life,
even after Pink's death in 2000.
Rose loved working outside in the garden and caring for her Guernsey milk cows and
chickens. Possums and raccoons found near the hens were not safe from her wrath. She was known for her cooking skills
and many in the community enjoyed her sugar cookies, pies and pickles. Sunday dinners were fried chicken or pot roast with
mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh bread and green beans, tomatoes, carrots and corn from the garden, topped off with
home-made rhubarb, apple or pumpkin pie and homemade ice cream. She knew every kid's favorite dish and made sure to
prepare it when they visited, including animal-shaped pancakes for the grandkids.
Her worth ethic was second to none.
In the morning she was the first to rise and the last to bed in the evening, rarely sitting down in between. She could
take hot pans out of the oven with her bare hands and walk for miles on gravel without wearing her shoes.
joy was her family and she delighted in many visits of family and friends. She as a longtime member of the Middle Fork
Church and served for decades as treasurer. She loved attending services and the monthly church suppers, talking with
members and neighbors and tasting dishes that others had prepared. She enjoyed exchanging recipes and at a recent
family gathering was pleased to note that everyone brought a dish which originated from one of her recipes.
to live at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr in December of 2011 where she received exceptional care.
She passed away at the
Des Moines Mercy Medical Center on September 3, 2013 at the age of 87.
Left to cherish her memory are her children,
Anna CAMPBELL and husband James of Frankfort, Ohio, Robert HUNT and wie Deidre of Grant City, Missouri, Richard HUNT and
wife Peggy of Denver, Missouri, Katherine MURRAY and husband Robert of Chillicothe, Ohio, Connie LEECH and husband Greg
of Beatrice, Nebraska, Larry HUNT and wife Colette of Kansas City, Missouri, Sandra HOME and husband Lonnie of Chicago,
Illinois, and George HUNT and wife Lynette KNIGHT of Mount Ayr, Iowa; grandchildren, Angela SERPE, Holly VAUGHN, Jordan
HUNT, Brian HUNT, Rachael McELVAIN, Allison HUNT, Matthew MURRAY, Jennifer SCHLAPIA; brothers, Lonnie SLAVIK and wife
Marilyn, Frank SLAVIK and wife Marilyn, Stan SLAVIK and wife Judy and Jim SLAVIK and wife Colleen; sisters-in-law, Estelle
HALL, Mary Lou McCORMICK, Marilyn SIMPSON and Helen HUNT; brother-in-law, Amon HUNT, and numberous nieces, nephews, friends
Preceding Rose in death were her parents, beloved husband, Pink, and infant daughter, Beverly Sue.
services and interment were Saturday, September 7, 2013, at the Middle Fork Cemetery in Redding, Iowa. Bill ARMSTRONG
officiated. Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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