Mary Catherine (Cay) Hurt, 79, of Central City, passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha.
A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Central City. Burial will be at Mount Clark Cemetery, Central City.
Mary was born May 26, 1937, to Lawrence and Elizabeth Monaghan Miller in Cedar Rapids. She grew up in Cedar Rapids and attended Catholic schools there. On July 7, 1957, she married Allen Hurt in Dubuque; to this union four children were born.
Mary was an outstanding mother, wife and grandmother, making sure her family had laughter and love. She was a homemaker until her children were grown, then later worked outside the home.
Mary enjoyed bird watching, gardening, cruising the town in her golf cart known as the "Chick Mobile," and taking care of her cat, Baby Girl. Most of all she adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and attended many of their special events.
She was a member of St. Stephen's Ladies Guild and Legion Auxiliary, and enjoyed playing cards with her friends of the DC and Hand & Foot card clubs. She was a 56-year active member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Central City.
Those to cherish Mary's memory are her husband, Allen, of 59 years; children, Pam (Mel) Campbell of Dysart, Gina (Ricky) Etten of Center Point, Kelly (Brett) Morrow of Central City and Patrick (Joan) Hurt of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Chris (Stacy) Campbell, Kayla (Dave) Sattgast, Eric (Catie) Campbell, Jason (Melissa) Etten, Angie Etten, Nick Etten, Amanda Morrow (Eric Osmundson) and Lee Morrow; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Bob (Ann) Miller of St. Paul, Minn.; and many friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Arlene Maloney and Joanne Williams; one brother, Jerry Miller; and a great-granddaughter, Chloe Catherine Campbell.
Memorials, if desired, may be directed to the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, 318 18th Ave., Hiawatha, IA 52233.
The family would like to thank the loving and caring staff at Hospice House of Mercy; their care was above and beyond. They would also like to thank the staff at the Hall Perrine center, Mercy Medical Center and Manor Care Rehabilitation Center, all of Cedar Rapids.