Hulda Hursh-Thornburg Obituary

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Hulda R. Hursh-Thornburg

December 17, 1919 - September 23, 2013
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HULDA RAMSEY HURSH THORNBURG Hulda Thornburg passed away at home on September 23, 2013. She was born to Aria and Orval Ramsey on December 17, 1919 in Churubusco where she was known for being the star player on the high school girls' basketball team. She lived there until marrying Charles W. Hursh on January 2, 1937. He, as well as her three siblings, Orval Ramsey, Wanda Chapman, and Edna Shroyer, preceded her in death. After Charles' death, she married Ralph Thornburg who also preceded her in death. Hulda took classes at the Ohio State University, modeled at local department stores, and typed students' papers while her husband...
HULDA RAMSEY HURSH THORNBURG

Hulda Thornburg passed away at home on September 23, 2013. She was born to Aria and Orval Ramsey on December 17, 1919 in Churubusco where she was known for being the star player on the high school girls' basketball team. She lived there until marrying Charles W. Hursh on January 2, 1937. He, as well as her three siblings, Orval Ramsey, Wanda Chapman, and Edna Shroyer, preceded her in death. After Charles' death, she married Ralph Thornburg who also preceded her in death.

Hulda took classes at the Ohio State University, modeled at local department stores, and typed students' papers while her husband completed his DO degree in 1940. After living in Rochester, New York, they settled in Goshen, Indiana where they raised their three children, Anita Cast (William) of Fort Wayne, Stanley (Bud) Hursh (Mary) of Syracuse, and Georgia (Loni) Zeichner of Sarasota, Florida.

While living in Goshen, Hulda was an active community volunteer in Psi Iota Psi sorority, Camp Fire Girls, Goshen Community Schools, Community Chest, and North Central Optometric Society Auxiliary, where she served as President. She also managed her husband's optometric office for many years after managing Harter's Sporting Goods Store. She was an avid gardener, cook, and seamstress.

Surviving her, besides her three children, are grandchildren Carter, Jennifer, and Meghan Cast, Jeremy and Jeffrey Zeichner, and John and Bradley Hursh. She also had nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11:00am in Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Wayne on Saturday, September 28th, calling preceding the service in the church parlor at 10:00. Burial is to be in Perry Township Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Hursh Family Music Scholarship at the Elkhart Community Foundation P.O. Box 2932 101 South Main Street Elkhart, IN 46515. Scholarships will benefit Goshen High School students studying music after graduating.

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"We were privleged to know Hulda and have her as part of our family while she was married to our grandfather, Ralph. She was a wonderful cook and hostess! We..." Ramsours (Fort Wayne, IN)

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