Mary Louise (Walsh) Hurt

Mary Louise (Walsh) Hurt

Mary Louise (Walsh) Hurt


Mary Louise (Walsh) Hurt of Hills, formerly of Iowa City, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at Atrium Village in Hills, Iowa.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Iowa City. Visitation will be Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Iowa City.

Mary was born May 5, 1917, to Cornelius and Pelagia (Birrer) Walsh of Riverside, Iowa. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School, Riverside, and attended the Iowa State Teacher’s College in Cedar Falls (now UNI).

She married Joseph John Hurt, Jr. at St Mary’s Catholic Church of Riverside, Iowa, on Aug. 10, 1938, and they lived and farmed west of Iowa City on what would become a Century Farm. She was employed as a baker for Iowa City School and with Chatham Oaks in Iowa City.

Mary was very active at St. Wenceslaus Church in Iowa City. She also was active in the Society of Foresters, and the Union Township Women’s Club. She was a 4-H leader for many years.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; son, Francis Hurt; daughter-in-law, Gretchen Hurt; grandson, Matthew Daniels; her parents; six brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by a sister, Teresa Schmierer of Oregon; her children, James of Iowa City, Donald (Sandra) of Riverside, Raymond (Christina) of California, Margaret Daniels of Iowa City, Katheryn (William) LaFrenz of Davenport and Barbara (Wayne) Ihde of Lisbon. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Regina Foundation, St, Wenceslaus Church, or Atrium Village and online condolences may be shared at

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