Gladys Hacker Hurt has gone to be with our Lord at the age of 86.
She was born on February 26, 1932, in Mill Pond, Kentucky, the 3rd of 9 children born to Harvey and Oda Mae (Frazier) Hacker. She lived in Kentucky (during the Great Depression) and migrated to Hamilton, Ohio with her family. As a young teenager she worked various jobs, she was a seamstress, waitress and “presser” at Clever Dry Cleaners. Later in life she worked as a Qualified Medical Assistant at Dillsboro Manor and “secretly” passed her GED to complete her high school education. On March 31, 1953, she married Edwin Wilson Hurt in Liberty, Indiana. In 1966 the Hurt family moved to Dillsboro, Indiana.
Gladys courageously lived through WW II and her husband’s deployment to Korea and Japan in 1953. She loved the time spent working by her husband’s side at Ed Hurt Realty. She loved cheering on her favorite MLB team, The Cincinnati Reds, and was the primary caregiver for her daughter, Lydia, after Lydia underwent brain surgery. Lydia received unconditional love and tireless 24/7 care at home until her death in 1978. Gladys was most appreciative of the support the family received for Lydia from the Dillsboro Community, friends, and Dr. GT Bowen.
Gladys is survived by 5 of her 7 children; two sons, Edwin Lee Hurt (Shelly) of Ohio, Mark Stephen Hurt, Indiana, and three daughters, Shirley Olinger of Arizona, Lisa Kaye Keehan Hurt, Ohio, and Jennifer Lynne Hurt, Indiana, her sisters Mary Hacker Cobb, Ohio, Lucy Hacker McQueen, Kentucky ,and her brother Dan Hacker, Kentucky. She was blessed with grandchildren; Glenn, Chuck, Lindsey, Jenny Jo, John Edwin, Michael, Jason, Jessica, Cydney, Morgan, Elizabeth, Lydia and Brittany, and many great-grandchildren.
Her daughter, Lydia Odel Hurt, and son, John Harvey Hurt, preceded her in death, as did her husband of 58 years, Ed; her parents, Harvey and Oda Frazier Hacker, her sisters, Imogene Hacker, Beatrice Sexton, Edith Parrett, Julia Faye Neal, and her brother, Donald Gene Hacker.
Funeral services will be 12 p.m. Wednesday March 7, 2018 at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Corey Potts officiating. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. also at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Veterans Memorial Trinity Christian Center. You may go to filterdevriesmoore to leave an online condolence message for the family. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeal home entrusted with arrangements, 12887 Lenover Street P.O. Box 146 Dillsboro, In 47018. (812)432-5480.