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Fern Irene (Lyons) Hunt
Fern Irene (Lyons) Hunt died April 4, 2010 in Lee’s Summit.
She was born July 28, 1918 in Hingham, Mont. During World War II, Fern worked for Caterpillar, danced at the USO, attended Northwestern Business College and attended Unity Church of Truth in Spokane, Wash., where she taught Sunday school and adult classes. She and her husband, Dr. Herbert J. Hunt, founded Unity Church in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, before coming to Unity Village in 1957.
Dr. Hunt was a respected Dean of Bible Studies at Unity School of Christianity. Fern answered calls and letters for prayer with Unity’s prayer ministry, Silent Unity, the publisher of Daily Word. Fern’s suggestion led to the creation of the Peace Chapel at Unity Village as a quiet place of repose for visitors, students and Unity employees. In 1973, Fern established a Silent Unity ministry in the United Kingdom, which today serves all of Great Britain. After retiring, Fern volunteered in Unity Archives and cataloged the original letters of Unity co-founder, Myrtle Fillmore. Fern was the most genial, bright, positive person you could ever meet.
She leaves behind two nephews and their families in Montana; step grandchildren and families in Canada; and a wide circle of friends, near and far.
Her memorial service will be at 10 a.m., April 20, Fillmore Chapel, Unity Village. In lieu of flowers, direct memorial contributions may be made to two non-profits dear to Fern: Unity Temple on the Plaza and/or Silent Unity at Unity School of Christianity.