Judith “Judi” L. Hurla passed away October 2nd, 2017 at Great Plains Health in North Platte, Nebraska.
Judi was born August 19, 1941 in Kansas City, Kansas. Judi grew up and attended school in the Bethel, Kansas area. She met the love of her life Ken, around 1957, and they were married on June 27, 1959. Ken and Judi were blessed with four children from their marriage, Kimberly (Tim) Garrett of Tonganoxie, KS; Kenneth Jr. who passed several days following his birth; Colleen (James) Paine of Tryon, NE and Kyle (Rebecca) Hurla of Tonganoxie, KS. Judi met Jesus at a young age, and joyfully and faithfully practiced her faith throughout her lifetime. At the time of her passing, Judi was an active member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church. Judi was part Cherokee, and a proud student of her heritage, and Cherokee history. Judi was a loving mother, grandmother and wife, and was blessed to be able to care for each of her 11 grandchildren in her home. Throughout her lifetime, Judi cared for animals and frequently had “odd” pets in the home. She loved her work as a wildlife rehabilitator, and had great knowledge and wisdom in caring for the animals.
Judi was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Hurla Jr. a sister; Barbra, a brother; Larry, and her mother and father.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday October 14, 2017, at the Russell City cemetery, with Reverend Michael Eurit, and James Paine officiating. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is assisting the family.