Born: December 26, 1938 - Deceased: February 19, 2022
Imal “Marie” Hurst, nee Taylor, 83, of Belleville, IL, born Monday, December 26, 1938, in Cutler, IL, passed away rather suddenly on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Marie was a caring wife, mother, nana, sister, and friend. She was born to Howard and Audrey Taylor on December 26, 1938. In junior high school, she met the love of her life, Bob, who eventually became her husband. Together they had two daughters, Laura and Linda. Marie was a devoted mother who led by example. Her character exuded loyalty, kindness, love, peace, mercy, and grace. Her daughters are forever grateful for her guidance and Christian example.
After working at Emerson Electric, Weldon’s Prescription Shop, Schield’s Pharmacy, and St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, she eventually “retired” to become a full-time nana to the joys of her life, Lexi and Ana. Marie loved spending time with them. She could always be found playing dress-up or having tea parties. As the girls went to school, she became their chauffeur and their morning chef, often making “Roundy-Go” for breakfast. She followed them in sports and traveling and always encouraged them to lean into the Lord.
Marie had a love for reading. She read the entire Bible, cover to cover, and could always be found listening to old gospel music, from the Gaithers to the Swaggarts, and was a faithful member of Damascus Road Fellowship. She also enjoyed relaxing at the lake house, attending family parties, eating out with friends, and participating in her monthly Bible study. Her sweet personality, comforting words, and ability to always put others first will be dearly missed by family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her:
Surviving are her:
Memorials: Memorials may be made to Damascus Road Fellowship, Belleville, IL.
Visitation: Visitation from 9:00 am – 11:30 am, Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 am, Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Pastor Vance Vyers officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
What a beautiful obituary. She was an amazing woman and a inspiration to all of us. Love and miss her!!
Marie will be missed by so many. She was a gentle soul.
Bob,Laura, Linda & family so sorry for your loss.Hugs & Prayer are coming your way!
Such true words. She was a beautiful example of loyalty, grace and love. Heaven is shining more brightly now.
I have had memories flooding through my mind of sweet Marie. Love her so very much and Heaven has certainly gained an angel. Will miss her the rest of my life. Love you all.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you family🙏🏻
I’ve had my mind flooded with images of Marie. She was the ultimate representative of grace. I will love her always. Our deepest sympathies to you all and praying for strength for you.
Bob and family. You must know how sadden we are at your loss. I know she is with the Lord and free of pain. “Sweet Marie” will always be in my heart and memories. Regretfully, distance separates us from attending. Please know that my prayers and love are with you.
Mark and Linda,
So sorry to hear about your loss! Losing a parent is difficult, even if we suspect it’s getting closer because of age. Our parents hold a very sacred part of our hearts. Praying God’s comfort and peace be with you, Lexi and Ana, and your extended family as you walk through this.
Bob & Gina
Been many decades Bob, but the memories of you and Marie are as fresh as yesterday. So very sorry for your loss. Marie was a very special spirit. Blessings to you and your family.
With sympathy for your sudden loss, I’m sure you know there is rejoicing in Heaven for the arrival for one of God’s special, sweet angels.
So very sorry to hear this, thoughts and prayers are with you all.
So sorry to hear of Marie’s passing, she was such a lovely lady. Greg and I are out of town, otherwise we would have been at her service. May God bless you, your daughters and grandchildren. Love to all. Greg and Linda Thomas.
To the Hurst Family,
My husband and I were out of town and I just now learned of Marie’s sudden passing. I am so very sorry for this heartbreaking loss. She was one-of-a-kind; a person who truly cared about others. A living embodiment of everything Christ teaches us. I’m glad I knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. No doubt the Lord’s first words to her were, “Well done good and faithful servant, well done.”
Bob, Laura, Linda and family, We were so sorry to hear of Marie ‘s death. She was a wonderful Christian woman. We will be praying for all of you.
Bob, Laura, Linda and family so very sorry for the loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
It’s with a heavy heart we write this comment! We were lucky the day that Laura introduced us to her parents. Enjoyed their company and miss them. Thanks to the girls for being there.
Kurrus Funeral Home does a wonderful job. Thank you!
Linda, Bob and Laura,. We are so sorry for your loss…but Heavens gain. Imal Marie was a delight and we’re blessed for having known her.
Our deepest sympathies. Ann & Norm Krause