Helen May Hursell 1923 - 2011 Lawrence
Funeral service for Helen May Hursell, 87, Lawrence will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with the Pastor Rod Henkel officiating.
Mrs. Hursell died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born July 4, 1923, in Brantford, the daughter of Roy and Ada Viola Lisher Weckworth.
Mrs. Hursell worked at Duckwalls and Dairy Queen. After her retirement, she volunteered in the lunch room at Babcock Place and for the Salvation Army. She was a member of North Lawrence Christian Church and a 30-year member of the Lawrence Woman’s Bowling Association and Rebekah Friendship Lodge No. 754.
She married Ross Howe on Oct. 23, 1943; they divorced. Then she married Roy Hursell on July 12, 1949. He preceded her in death July 16, 1990.
Survivors include two sisters, Bertha Payne, and Joyce Johnson and husband Wayne, both of Lawrence; two nephews, Brian Johnson, and Don Payne and wife Leslie; seven great-nephews, Kevin and wife Pam, Matthew and wife Jaime, Brandon, and Jackson Payne, Jakob, Tony and Devon; and four great-nieces, Jordon, Jessica, Alaina Payne and Carissa.
Friends may call 9 a.m. Tuesday until service time at the funeral home.
Memorials maybe made to North Lawrence Christian Church, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.