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 Russell A. “'Rusty'” Hurn

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Russell A. “'Rusty'” Hurn

  • Birth 6 Feb 1916 Neosho, Newton County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 7 Sep 2005 Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 39878944

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Rusty was the SON of
FATHER - Harvey James Hurn
MOTHER -
Golda Hope (Benintendi) Hurn

He had several siblings:
SISTER - Wilma (Hurn) Moore
/ buried nearby
SISTER - Fern Fortney
/ deceased
SISTER - Maxine Mitchell
(Roy)
BROTHER - Bert C. Hurn
(Dixie)

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Rusty was HUSBAND to
WIFE - Tommy Lou (Gilbert) Hurn
/ buried nearby
DOD - 2007

They were wed on
Aug. 24, 1951
in Bentonville, Ark.

He was FATHER to
three children
(1) SON - James Hurn
(2) SON - David Hurn
(Debi)
(3) SON - Jhan Hurn
(Laura)

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Rusty was a wonderful man.

He operated a service station
on the corner of 7th St. and
St. Louis St. in downtown Joplin
Mo. - on the famed 'Route 66.'

There, he made friends with all
the neighbors and their children
as well as:
* helped travelers repair tires,
* wash their windshield,
* change the oil,
* put in new batteries,
* and fill 'er up!
Rusty was also a favorite with the
small folks who would scurry
into his business for candy and
soda pop.

Rusty was especially fond of his
nephew, Charles Moore.
(He is buried in the same cemetery.)

When Charles died, Rusty told
of having written notes to Charles
about riding his 'Stationary Bike.'
He joked he was going to 'ride' to
New York City to visit him.
Sadly, he confided to checking the
bike's mileage and discovered he had
only (figuratively) gotten to St.Louis
when his nephew passed away...

Rusty Hurn just simply looked like
the kind of man everyone wanted to
'HUG'...and most did.

He was so open and smiling
and helpful and the essence of a
fine, good man.

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*** MEMORIAL VERSE ***

"He was
GENTLE enough
to be STRONG
and,
STRONG enough
to be GENTLE."

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This biography is
humbly presented by
Audrey Burtrum-Stanley / Arkansas

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  • Maintained by: NJBrewer
  • Originally Created by: Someone Who Cares...
  • Added: 25 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39878944
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Russell A. “'Rusty'” Hurn (6 Feb 1916–7 Sep 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39878944, citing Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by NJBrewer (contributor 47097113) .