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Helen N. Kurz

Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Helen N. Kurz, 94, of Bowling Green, passed away at 9:50 a.m  Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana.
Graveside services and  burial were at 10 a.m., Monday, April 27, at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.
There will be no visitation.  The family is being served by the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
Helen was born June 24, 1920 in New London to Marshall and Marie Griggs Smith.
She was married to Adolph “Bud” Kurz on Oct. 21, 1945 in Hannibal. He preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 1975.
Survivors include five children: Michael Allan Kurz (Doris) of Frankford, Kelly Stangl (Wayne) of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Ronnie Kelly of Frankford, Lee Ann Kelly of New London,  and Kay Hill (Jim) of Marceline, seven grandchildren: Christopher L. Hill of Bradenton, Fla., Dustin Allen Kurz (Tiffanie) of Frankford, Tonya Michelle Bradshaw (Scott) of Kinderhook, Ill., Jacy Conley (Heidi) of Kansas City, Kacy Conley and (fiancée Jenny McKenzie) of Omaha, Neb., Nicky Kelly, and Ronda Schnarr (Terry) of Wright City, nine great-grandchildren: Hali Kelly, Kody Williams, Brett Haden, Keely Collard, Hunter Boroughs, Chase and Abie Kurz of Frankford,  and Trever and Gage Bradshaw of Kinderhook, Ill.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Fred Smith.
Helen worked at Hannibal for a local shoe store and Central Plumbing after she married Bud Kurz.
When her children were born she became a full time housewife. After his death she moved to Frankford and began working at NECAC in Bowling Green, which she enjoyed very much. She lived in New London until she entered Moore-Pike Nursing Home in May of 2007, where she remained until her death.
The family wants to thank the nurses and caregivers for the loving support and care they provided for her at Moore-Pike Nursing Home.
Pallbearers will be Mike Kurz, Dustin Kurz, John Scherder, Scott Bradshaw, Jacy Conley, and Bill Hedgpeth.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Hill Church and Cemetery Association in Frankford, in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
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