Ruth Palmer Cover Hunker

Feb 21, 1927 - Jan 29, 2013

Ruth Palmer Cover Hunker, 85, residing in Sandusky, passed away Jan. 29, 2013.

Ruth was born Feb. 21, 1927, to Bernard Michael and Ada Mae (Lutes) Palmer.

Ruth graduated from Mary Manse College in Toledo, where she received her degree in education. Ruth taught at many schools all over Ohio and Missouri for 30 years. Local schools that she taught at include Sandusky and Perkins elementary schools. She specialized in primary educational reading.

Ruth was a member of Peace Presbyterian Church in Stuart, Fla. She was a loving sister and mother who in her spare time enjoyed singing in choirs, music, and spending time with family.

Ruth is survived by her two sons, William and David Cover; her daughter, Janet Bailey; two step daughters, Debbie Hoffman, and Frances Smelser; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Bernard and Landon Palmer; one sister, June Johnson; several nieces and nephews.

Including her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her previous husband, William H. Cover, in 1986; her husband, Francis “Sam” Hunker, in 2011; and her brother, William Palmer.

A graveside service has taken place at Oakland Cemetery. Ruth’s son, David Cover, Presbyterian Minister in Columbia, Mo., conducted services.

Memorial contributions in Ruth’s memory may be directed to the Lutheran Memorial Home, 795 Bardshar Road, Sandusky, OH 44870; Catholic Charities 55 E. Main St. Norwalk, OH 44857; or Stein Hospice Services 1200 Sycamore Line Sandusky, OH 44870.