The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Obituaries

December 19, 2013

Yvonne H. Lanagan Hunter

Yvonne H. Lanagan Hunter

1921 - Dec. 2, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY — Yvonne H. Lanagan Hunter, known to a generation of Webster Groves, Mo., and Chicago-area high school students as an inspirational and demanding English teacher and journalism advisor, died Dec. 2 in Salt Lake City after a brief illness. She was 92 years old.

Mrs. Hunter was born in Slovenia in 1921, and grew up in the Lead/Deadwood area of South Dakota. She began teaching at Webster Groves High School in 1953, rapidly gaining a reputation for tough but rewarding assignments. Her English students recalled, for example, her list of 500 words, which they were required to find in use in the media, and to document. As adviser for many years at the Webster Echo, she established high publication standards for her student staffers. After 11 years in the Webster school system, she moved to San Leandro, Calif., for two years. She then spent several years at high schools in the Chicago area, first in Evanston, and later Northfield, Ill., before retiring in the late 1970s and eventually moving to Mesa, Ariz.

She remained attached to the Black Hills of South Dakota and associated memories such as picking chokecherries and making jelly. She maintained a lifelong interest in cooking Slovenian specialties such as poteca, traditions that are carried on by her children and grandchildren.

She was married 11 years to Armand L. Hunter (deceased) and 9 years to Robert Leo Lanagan (deceased). She is survived by sons Michael Robert Lanagan of Concord, MA. a retired technology executive, and Kevin Joseph Lanagan of Lutherville, MD., an instructor at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Surviving grandsons are Sean Michael Lanagan and wife Leslie, of Concord, MA; Tad Patrick Lanagan and wife Sarah Andel of Watertown, NY; and James Robert Lanagan and granddaughter Erin Kathleen Lanagan, of Baltimore, MD.

Plans call for a ceremony in Clinton, Iowa at a date still to be set, and a ceremonial interment at St. Irenaeus Catholic Cemetery in that city. The Pape Funeral Home, Clinton is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com

Death date: Dec. 2, 2013

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