WADDINGTON -- Leila M. Hunter, 97, of Wayne Hunter Road, passed away early Wednesday morning, January 9, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Friends and family may be received on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm at the Phillips Memorial Home, Madrid. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 14, 2018 at 11:00 am at the United Church of Madrid. Burial will be held in the spring in Madrid Cemetery.
Leila was born on August 10, 1921 in Stockholm, NY the daughter of Earl and Elva (Preston) Moulton. She attended Madrid High School and graduated in 1941. On April 16, 1942 she married Wayne H. Hunter. He predeceased her in 2011. Leila worked as a sales clerk at Lewis & Company in Potsdam for several years followed by Whites Hardware, 13 years and later Aubuchon Hardware, eight years, retiring in 2000. She went back to work at Madrid Family Hardware for seven years.
Leila was a member of the Madrid Grange #962 since 1946, where she was Secretary and Treasurer for many years. She was a lifetime member of the United Church of Madrid where she held several offices and worked on many committees, taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and was a Lay Speaker. Leila was very active in her community and was always willing to lend a hand. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, upholstery, and gardening.
Leila is survived by her five children, a son Michael Hunter of Waddington, Carolyn and Bill Dunbar of Old Joe, AR, Linda and David Thorbahn of Waddington, Alice and Stephen Reed of Potsdam, Susan and Leslie Haas of Waddington; 11 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; a brother, Harland Moulton of Champlain, NY; two sisters, Elva Yolton of Canastota, NY and Norma Paradis of Hubbardsville, NY, She was predeceased by three brothers, George, Elmer, and Lyle Moulton.
Memorial contributions in Leila’s memory may be made to the United Church of Madrid.
Arrangements are under the care of Phillips Memorial Home, Madrid. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.PhillipsMemorial.com