Erma Irene Hurst, 82, Scottsbluff

A memorial service and burial for ERMA IRENE HURST, 82, of Scottsbluff, Nebraska will be held on Monday, October 21, 2013 at the cemetery in Geneva, Nebraska at 10am. Erma passed away on Thursday, October 10th at Emerald Court after a long struggle with Alzheimer's/Dementia. Cremation has taken place at her and her family's request. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to The Alzheimer's Association or the First United Methodist Church in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Arrangements are under the direction of Jolliffe Funeral Home and online condolences can be sent to

Erma was born February 2, 1931 in Ohiowa, NE to Fermin Henry and Johanna Sara Gertruide (Bax) Krause. She graduated from Geneva High School in 1949. Erma married Donald G. Hurst in Concordia, KS on April 8th 1950. On December 11, 1959 Erma and Don adopted their son, Timothy Donald at the age of 6 months. Erma then moved to Topeka, KS with her family in 1969 where Don worked for the US Army Reserves as a military vehicle parts man with the American Supply #39. Erma was employed with Jostens in Topeka in the yearbook layout department. She and Don built one of the first homes at Lake Ridge Estates at Ozawkie, KS in 1974, and she resided in this home until shortly after Don's Death on July 20, 2007, when, due to illness, she moved to Scottsbluff, Nebraska to be near her son and his family. Erma was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Scottsbluff. She enjoyed playing cards with Don as well as crafts and needle work until her dementia took away her ability to do these hobbies.

Erma is survived by her son Tim (Kim) Hurst, granddaughter Kenzy (Ryan) Feltes, and great grandson, Cooper Feltes, all of Scottsbluff; Brother Melvin (Carolyn) Krause of Geneva, NE; Sisters Arlene (Virgil) Cohagan of Elm Creek, NE; Darlene (Duane) Nienhueser of York, NE, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Don her brother Lolan Krause as well as an infant brother.

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