Remembering Carol Hunton

Remembering Carol Hunton

by
Nazarene News Staff
| 11 Apr 2024
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Carol Hunton

Carol Hunton, 86, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away 7 April 2024. She was a retired missionary who served in Malawi, Zambia, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), and Australia.

Carol Jeanne Schoenfeldt was born 5 December 1937 to Martin and Lucille Schoenfeldt. After attending Kansas State University and the University of Kansas to study medical technology, she returned to Kansas City, where she met the love of her life, Jay Hunton.

Carol and Jay were married 10 June 1960 and began their life of ministry and service to the church. For the next 39 years, she served alongside Jay as God’s calling took them from pastoring churches in Maine and Kansas to serving as missionaries in Zambia, Malawi, and Rhodesia.

After briefly returning to Kansas City, they were sent back out to the missions field in Central Africa before Jay was appointed Australia Southern District superintendent in 1977. They served there until 1982, when they returned to the Kansas City area as pastors of Nall Avenue Church of the Nazarene.

Their next journey took them to Schaffhausen, Switzerland, where Jay was called to be president of the European Bible College. They returned to the United States once again, serving at Santa Rosa Church of the Nazarene in California before retiring in 1999.

“Throughout this amazing and often challenging life of service, Carol was actively involved with Jay in reaching people for Christ while modeling the very essence of servant leadership,” the family’s obituary read. “She exemplified graciousness, hospitality, and love to all she came in contact with. She never met a stranger, only her next dinner guest.”

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Lucille Schoenfeldt, and sister Gayle (Schoenfeldt) Glass.

She is survived by her husband, Jay Hunton; sister, Kathy (Schoenfeldt) Kupinski; daughters, Heather (Hunton) Holbert and Heidi (Hunton) Irwin; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be at the Nall Avenue Church of the Nazarene, 6301 Nall Avenue, Prairie Village, Kansas, on Saturday, 13 April 2024 from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by a Celebration of Life at 11 a.m.

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