Jane Warren Randolph Hurt

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Jane Warren Randolph Hurt, born February 13, 1925 in Knoxville, TN, died March 20, 2013. Husband, Dr. George Rex Hurt; parents: mother, Neva Louise Claytor Randolph Bennett; father, John Warren Randolph of Bryson City, NC; children: Louisa Ann Hurt Visocky (husband George) of Fort Wayne, IN, Randolph Lee Hurt (Terry) of Bristol, IN, Warren Rex Hurt (Stacey) of Elkhart, IN, Roseanna Elise Howe (Rev. Clark) of Homer Glen, IL, Caroline Jane Kontor (Steve) of Fremont, IN; grandchildren: Benjamin Michael and Matthew David Visocky, Renee Noelle and Monica Diane Hurt, Rachel Erin and Rylee Ember Howe, Wesley Ryan Knight, and Morgan Paige and Alexa Saige Hurt; great grandchildren: Kyrstin Ann, Noah Daniel, Elijah Matthew, Ethan Matthew, Joshua David Visocky, Kylie Elizabeth, Avery Grace, and Brody Boyd Knight. Jane attended Franklin College (where she was elected Junior Prom Queen in 1945), Indiana University, and Purdue University, having attained degrees in History and Chemistry. Jane worked as a chemist for Sherwin-Williams, Stauffer Chemical, SCM Metals, and Siliker Labs, and she patented an organic dryer under the auspices of Sherwin-Williams. Jane was involved in Hammond Panhellenic and P.E.O.: Pi Beta Phi sororities. She was on the Board of Directors for the Northern Indiana Art Association, the Women's Board of Hammond Art Center, the Board of Trustees for First United Methodist Church, the board of Camp Fire Girls, and assisted in the founding of the Community Hospital in Munster, IN. She was an avid oil painter, being a member of the Plein Aire Painters, and also enjoyed classical piano, bridge, and bowling. A Celebration of Life, conducted by McCoy Funeral Chapel, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, 6635 Hohman Avenue, Hammond IN. An expression of sympathy may be given to the Memorial Fund of Jane's church.

Published in The Times on Mar. 22, 2013
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