Patty E. (Gelo) Hunter, 94, of Baker City passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Meadowbrook Place. Her service was held at Meadowbrook Place Sunday, June 28th at 2:00 in the afternoon. A graveside service will take place in Benton, Illinois at a later date.\n\nPatty was born February 28, 1921 in Illinois, the daughter of Ila (Stauffer) Gelo and Anthony Gelo. She was raised with her brother F.B. Clarke in Benton, Illinois. Patty married Thomas C. Hunter on December 24, 1940. They celebrated nearly 68 years of marriage and had one son, Francis Clark Hunter. Patty worked as a secretary and stenographer in the mayor's office and also for many years at the Benton School District.\n\nShe was a member of the First Baptist Church in Benton.\n\nAfter her husband's death, she remained in Benton for several years, later moving to Baker City 2012 to be closer to her extended family in Oregon. She was a kind and generous spirit, and we are grateful for the time we had with her.\n\nPatty Hunter is survived by her son Clark Hunter (Eve), grandson Lucas Hunter (Chantelle), and great grandson Travis, all from Toronto, Canada and many nieces and nephews.\n\nShe was preceded in death by her husband Tommy, brother F.B. Clarke, sister-in-law Zona Clarke, brother John A. Clark and sister-in-law Ella Mae Clark.\n\nThe family would like to thank the staff at Meadowbrook Place for their loving care and support.