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Ray Hurt

July 30, 1920 — June 29, 2009

Ray Hurt

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Ray Kent Hurt, 88, Ellis, died Monday, June 29th at Hays Medical Center. He was born on July 30, 1920 in Ellis, Kansas to Abbie Alma (Andrews) and Henry Thomas Hurt. He married Margaret Jane Miller on December 20, 1942 at the United Methodist Church in Ellis. She preceded him in death on August 13, 2000.

In 1939 he graduated from Ellis High School, served in the US Navy during WWII and was a member of the American Legion, Masonic Lodge, Ellis United Methodist Church for 60 years, was a member of the Ellis City Council and served on the Library Board and was a Boy Scout Leader. He was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad Motor Freight Company for more than 15 years and Fort Hays State University Maintenance from which he retired. He then was a USD 388 bus driver for eight years, and was a Foster Grandparent at Washington Elementary School.

He is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Sue Rorabaugh and husband Chris of Ellis, a son, Doug Hurt and wife Mary Ellen of West Lafayette, Indiana, a sister, Esther Marsden and husband Bud of Panama City, Florida, six grandchildren, Adlai Hurt of Knoxville, Tennessee, Austin Hurt of St. Paul, Minnesota, Dustin Rorabaugh of Russell, Rachel Hartman of Shawnee, Jessica Bollig of Topeka and Robbi Nartey of Edmond, OK. and eleven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers and 5 sisters.

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