Raleigh – Mrs. Gloria Burnette Hunst, 93, died Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Mrs. Hunst was born on January 28, 1929 in Osage, Iowa, to the late Lula Nelson and Knut Gunderson. She graduated from Ventura High School (Iowa) where she was a member of the women’s basketball team, band and choir. She married Raymond M. Hunst on June 2, 1946, beginning a love that would last 60 years, until her death in 2007. Gloria worked at the Mayo Clinic for over 20 years as a visual field technician. Over the years, her family has spent time in California, Iowa, Delaware, Indiana and North Carolina. She loved crochet, embroidery and cross stitch and she loved sports, especially basketball (Duke, NBA and March Madness).
Mrs. Hunst is survived by her children, Penny L. Hunst of Durham, NC, Patricia A. Johnson, and her husband, Arlen, of Kansas City, MO, Terry R. Hunst, and his wife, Cynthia, of Lakeville, MN ; grandchildren, Adam Hunst (Courtney), Timothy Hunst (Sarah), Meridee Carreiro (Michael), Melissa Noble (Jeremy), Erk Johnson (Karie), Scott Johnson (Monica);
The great-grandchildren are Skylar and Addison Hunst (Adam); Sydney, Lillian, Charles Hunst (Timothy); Matthew, Jadeline Schellar, Luke Carreiro (Meridee); Joseph, Noelle, Allison Noble (Melissa); Tyler, Kiera Johnson (Erik), Jayden Johnson (Scott), as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Gloria will be buried next to Raymond at Memorial Park Cemetery in Mason City, Iowa on a date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, please address the memorial in Gloria’s name to the SPCA of Wake County (www.spcawake.org), the Best Friends Animal Society (www.bestfriends.org) or a charity of your choice .
The Hunst family is in the care of Mitchell Funeral Home in Raleigh Memorial Park. www.MitchellatRMP.com.