Helen C. (Reasor) Hurst, age 95, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013.
Born January 24, 1918 in Lee County, Virginia, she was the daughter of Walker H. and Bertha Lee Reasor. After high school Helen received her RN degree from nurses training at General Hospital in Indianapolis. She married William "Billy" Hurst on June 23, 1949 and he preceded her in death on August 22, 2005.
Helen had been a nurse at the Putnam County Hospital and Wishard Hospital, prior to serving as a nurse in the United States Army during WWII. She was a school nurse at South Putnam High School; a homemaker; helped her husband, Billy farm and raising Suffolk sheep; she served as Putnam County Recorder and on the Putnam County Welfare Board, assisting women who were victims of abuse; a caretaker of Deer Creek Cemetery; and very active with the American Red Cross.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church; V.F.W.; American Legion; National Suffolk Sheep Association; and was inducted into the Putnam County Agriculture Hall of Fame in 1985; and was known as the "Local Mother Goose" for Ag Day.
Survivors include her daughters, Carolyn (Steve) Newton Shotwell and Beverly (Reggie) Ross both of Greencastle; a sister, Marilynn Reasor of Greencastle; three grandchildren, Kimberly (Chad) Beadles, William (Rachel) Newton, and Leah (Clay) Henry; two step-grandchildren, Nicholas (Melissa) Shotwell and Stephanie (Jeremy) Cooper; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; granddaughter, Heidi Ross; two brothers, James and Walker Reasor Jr; and a son-in-law, Tom Newton.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, July 5, 2013 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with interment and military rites to follow at the Deer Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 4th at the funeral home.