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Hartwick (Otsego County): Wilma N. Hurst 87, of State Highway 11, died Wednesday, September 16th at her residence after a brief illness.
Wilma was born October 14, 1921 in Port Washington, New York, a daughter of Antoni and Anna (Krol) Nakelski. She received her high school education in Port Washington and would later receive her BA in Liberal Arts from the University of Delaware in 1994. For many years, she worked for New York Telephone Co. as a manager in Port Washington from 1942 until her retirement in 1975.
While living in Hartwick, Wilma was active in the local exercise group, senior citizens, and the Leatherstocking Art Association.
She was married to James Fuller Hurst on June 30, 1962 until his death in 1991.
Survivors include nieces and nephews: Ed Gill, Ann Kurz, Susie Kurz, David Kurz, Karen Nakelski, Abby Nakelski, Anthony Nakelski, Bonnie Davison, and Theresa Barrett, brother –in-law, Art Kurz and two sisters-in-law Barbara Nakelski and Gerri Nakelski. Wilma is also survived by her dearest friends Cecile Cohen and Dena Weiner. She was predeceased by nephews Charles and Arthur Kurz, Jr., Ralph Gill, and her siblings, Edward, Steven, John, Chester, Anthony, Joseph, Jean Kurz and Kay Gill.
Wilma will be buried next to her husband, James at a private service in the Cobleskill Rural Cemetery. A public memorial service will be announced at a later date and as per Wilma’s wishes, there will be no calling hours held.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Wilma to Catskill Area Hospice, 542 Main St. Oneonta, NY 13820, OR the Kinney Memorial Library, St. Hwy 11, Hartwick, NY 13348, OR the Hartwick Fire Department, St. Hwy 11, Hartwick, NY 13348.
The Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home of Cobleskill and Langan Funeral Home of Schoharie and Central Bridge are assisting the family with funeral and burial arrangements.
Private services at the convenience of the family
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There will be no calling hours as per Mrs. Hursts' wishes. A private service will be held graveside next to her husband, James Fuller Hurst in the Cobleskill Rural Cemetery.