Frank B. Hurst, 82, Goods Store retiree, Weaverland Mennonite member

By on January 18, 2017

Frank B. Hurst, 82, of East Earl, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at his home.

He was the loving husband of Anna Mary (Good) Hurst, whom he married on February 26, 1955 and shared more than 61 years of marriage. Born June 28, 1934 in Earl Township, Frank was a son of the late Frank M. and Lydia W. (Burkholder) Hurst.

Frank was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference. He retired from Goods Store after working 49 years in the men’s apparel department.

In addition to his wife, Frank is survived by five children: Wilmer G. Hurst, husband of Joyce (Weaver), Richland; Lois A. Zimmerman (with whom he resided), wife of Elmer, East Earl; Ray G. Hurst, husband of Betty (Zimmerman), Mifflinburg; Karen G. Zimmerman, wife of Marvin, Oakland; and Susan G. Hurst, wife of Dennis, Denver; two brothers: Paul B. Hurst, husband of Anna Mary (Weaver), Ephrata; and Ivan B. Hurst, husband of Mary (Martin), Ephrata; two sisters: Lydia B. Hoover, wife of the late Ivan, Stevens; and Alta B. Martin, wife of Stanley, Ephrata; 29 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother: Esther (Burkholder) Hurst; five siblings: Noah B., Emma B., Katie B., Mary B., and Esther B.; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Jan. 16 at Weaverland Mennonite Church, with the Bishop Amos G. Martin officiating. Interment was be in the adjoining cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland. Online condolences may be offered at groffeckenroth.com.

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