Janice Kay Hurt, 78, Webster Groves, went to her rest on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.
Janice was born on Oct. 6, 1941, to Frank and Juanita Halterman in Chicago. The family moved to Liberty, where Janice graduated high school in 1959. Janice attended St. Luke’s Nursing School in Kansas City, where she fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a registered nurse. She started and ended her incredible career at the Excelsior Springs Hospital, where for almost 30 years she cared for the citizens of Excelsior as a floor nurse. She loved the interaction with the patients and their families and cherished her chosen career. She married Jim Hurt, and they were married for 38 wonderful years. Janice was a member of many organizations and cherished her friendships. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, Cotary and Study Club. She was an amazing knitter, and many people have a token of her handiwork. Janice and her husband Jim loved going to the Chiefs games every Sunday and cheered on the Chiefs, win or lose. Everybody knew they could always find Jim and Janice in Lot J and there would be plenty of food, drink and confidence in a Chiefs victory for everyone. She loved traveling with her husband and friends, and they were avid “cruisers.”
Janice was a member of Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church and enjoyed attending every Sunday, and of course, going to lunch with her friends after the service.
Janice was preceded in death by her husband; parents, Frank and Juanita Halterman; and her brother, Lee.
Survivors include her son, Chris Hurt; daughter-in-law, Patricia Hurt; granddaughters, Alexandria Hurt, Claudia Hurt and Mallory Hurt; and brother, Richard Halterman.
Janice will be remembered for her incredible positive attitude, no matter the circumstances. She woke up every day seeing the good in everyone and the world. Janice’s will to be independent was motivating to all who knew her and provided many with great inspiration. She loved her friends and family, and always wanted to go to her meetings and to any social event that was happening.
Janice lay in state from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. A graveside service was held at Hillcrest Cemetery at 11:30. All were welcome.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to either St. Luke’s Hospital or the MS Society.