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Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Services for Deanna Lynne (Dee) Hurley, 48, of Perry, will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at the Perry Christian Church, with Reverend David Todd officiating. Burial will be in Lick Creek Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 until 11 a.m. at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Bienhoff Funeral Home, Perry.
Mrs. Hurley entered into life on December 8, 1963, in Imperial, Neb., the daughter of Donald and Shirley (Biggers) Powers. She passed away at 12:30 p.m., March 31, 2012 at her home. She married Tom Hurley, Jr. on March 4, 1995 at the Perry Christian Church.
Survivors include: her husband, Tom Hurley, Jr. of Perry; her mother and step-father, Shirley and  Robert Henggeler of Maryville; two daughters, Erin Walden of St. Louis, and Erica Hurley of Muncie, Ind.; two sisters, Deb Powers of St. Joseph, and Tammy Schatzberg of Maryville; her mother-in-law, Louise Hurley of Perry; sisters-in-law, Linda (Larry) Brown, and  Leesa Hurley, all of Columbia, Marilyn Lieurance of St. Louis; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other relatives, whom she loved dearly.
She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Eugene Powers; both sets of grandparents, John and Mamie Powers and Frank and Nellie Biggers; father-in-law, Thomas M. Hurley, Sr.;  her aunts and uncle, Delores and Don Harrison, and Mary Reiser.
She graduated from Sidney High School in Sidney, Iowa, obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo. and her Master’s Degree from University of Missouri, St. Louis.
She belonged to the Perry Christian Church, where she was a member of the choir, church board and Worship Committee. She served several years as the church treasurer and directed vacation Bible school for several years. At work, she loved being a member of WERDCC’s CERT Emergency Squad, the Honor Guard and loved her job as a caseworker. She formerly taught high school English and middle school physical education in St. Louis and coached high school and college volleyball in St. Louis.
Dee and her husband,  Tom, loved riding motorcycles and were both riding members of the River Roads Chapter of Harley Owners Group out of Quincy, Ill.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Perry Christian Church.
Pallbearers will be Evan Cloepfil, Dylan Cloepfil, Jacob Schatzberg, Joshua Schatzberg, Wade Brown, Greg Eisele, and Tim Eisele. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family, members of the Perry Christian Church.
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