The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

February 16, 2014

Esther Mae Hurley


The Commercial-News

---- — Esther Mae Hurley, 97 of Covington, Ind., died at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at The Waters of Covington.

She was born March 16, 1916, at State Line, Ind., the daughter of Berkley and Mable (Davis) Woodrum. Esther married Clarence G. Hurley on June 20, 1937, and he died on May 25, 1993.

Surviving are two children, Anita E. (Butch) Owen of Rockville, and the Rev. Curtis N. (Laura) Hurley of Connersville; three grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; a great-great grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, six brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.

Esther moved to Covington from Marshfield in 1931. She was an active member of Covington United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the Win One Class. Her other memberships include Wabash Troy Home Extension Club, Vermilion County Audubon Society, Executive Committee of Lebanon Children’s Home Auxiliary. She was playground supervisor at Covington Elementary School for 12 years.

Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Monday, Feb.17, 2014, at Shelby Funeral Home and one hour before services at the church. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb.18, 2014, at Covington United Methodist Church with the Rev. Andy Martin officiating. Interment will be in Centennial Cemetery, Kingman, Ind.

Memorials requested to Covington United Methodist Church or Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home with envelopes available at the funeral home. Condolences to the family: www.shelbyfuneralhome.com.


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