Mary Allen Hurst

  • Born: November 1, 1925
  • Died: October 22, 2019
  • Location: Greenwood, Indiana

Wilson St Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory - Greenwood Chapel

481 W Main St
Greenwood, IN 46142

Tel. (317) 881-2514

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary Allen Hurst
Born November 1, 1925 in Manchester, KY to Chester and Mattie (Allen) Bowling.
Passed away October 22, 2019 at the age of 93.
Mary attended Berea College in Kentucky. She moved to Indiana, got married, had her children, and ran her in-home daycare business for over 50 years.
She was an active, longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Greenwood.
Preceded in death by her husband, Clofis Hurst; parent; five brothers, Burchell Bowling, T.G. Bowling, Jarve Bowling, Clyde Bowling, and Roy Bowling; sister, Rheba Rice; and grandson, Corey Hurst.
Survived by daughters, Phyllis (Tom) Shelton and Ruth Anne (Gary) Wright; son, Michael (Brenda) Hurst; grandsons, Ryan (Jennifer) Shelton and Christopher (Jennifer) Hurst; two great-granddaughters, Madeline Shelton and Rosie Hurst; brother, Jason Bowling; and sister, Doris Kleine-Ray.
Visitation will be Monday, October 28, from 11am – 2pm at the First Baptist Church of Greenwood, located at 99 W. Main Street. The funeral will immediately follow at 2pm. Officiating will be Reverend Sean Holloway with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.


Condolence & Memory Journal

From her Church Family at First Baptist Greenwood, Indiana, we offer up our heartfelt gratitude for having known and served alongside Mary. To the family, we pray for peace and comfort. We look forward to joining with her in Heaven. Many Blessings, Rev. Sean D. Holloway

Posted by Sean Holloway - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   October 28, 2019

What a wonderful, kind, warm and loving person. She was a second mother to me for years and a dear friend for years after that.

Posted by Leslie Stacy Zike - Las Colinas, TX - friend   October 28, 2019

So sorry to bid farewell to such a warm and loving person. Mary was always a very special aunt.

Posted by Karla Karash - Grantham, NH - Family   October 27, 2019

Mary embodied what it is to be a Christian. Heaven's Gain our Loss...
Very Respectfully, LTC(Ret) David A. Manning, Friend and Christian Brother...

Posted by David Manning - Greenwood, IN - Friend   October 27, 2019

Mary embodied kindness and gentleness. She had a way to make each child in her care feel special and loved. Mary cared for both Sarah and Megan and we all loved her. One of the best pieces of advice I ever received was to contact Aunt Mary as we began our family. We are fortunate to have had Aunt Mary in our lives.

Posted by Joan Maxfield - Mooresville, IN - Friend   October 25, 2019

What a truly special lady she was. She will be greatly missed. My family and I are so sorry that we will not be there to say our good-byes, but please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Judy, Chris, Anne Marie, and Michael Paprocki

Posted by Judy Paprocki - Greenwood, IN - Friend   October 25, 2019

It goes without saying that Mary Hurst loved children! She loved the children at FBC Greenwood too and coordinated the nursery there for decades. As I was the Children's director, she called me every Sat. morning for 3 1/2 years to let me know which parishioners would be by her side in that nursery the next day. I can still hear her sweet voice saying, "Good morning, Karen." I want to say thank you to her family for sharing Aunt Mary with us for those many years. She was an integral part of the ministry there at the church and made my job that much easier. Blessings to the family during this difficult time

Reverend Karen Clifton

Posted by Karen Clifton - Greenwood, IN - Friend   October 25, 2019

Mary was one of the kindest people I have ever known. She had a loving, gentle way that made everyone feel welcome and special. What a gift to have known her for 55 years!

Posted by Gayla Gunn - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   October 25, 2019

We will greatly miss Mary's loving presence next to us in the fifth pew, right side, during Sunday worship at First Baptist Church! Much love, Marie & Jack Gleason

Posted by Jack Gleason - Greenwood, IN - Friend   October 25, 2019

Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Liz Higginbotham - Greenwood, IN - Friend   October 24, 2019

Mary was such a loving and generous woman. My mom, Jean Anderson, loved her so much and considered her a true friend for many years.

Posted by Karen Anderson Lawrie - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   October 24, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers to all your family. She looks like the sweetest little lady!!

Posted by Loralee Bennett - Crawfordsville, IN - Friend   October 24, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers to all your family. She looks like the sweetest little lady!!

Posted by Loralee Bennett - Crawfordsville, IN - Friend   October 24, 2019

I am so sorry to lose my dear, wonderful Aunt Mary. You definitely leave a big hole behind. Love you, Always.
Your nephew James W. Hurst.

Posted by James Hurst - Stone Mountain, GA - Family   October 24, 2019


Thank you for all you have taught us with your graciousness and faith, you have made such a difference in so many lives.
There is a special place in Heaven that God has reserved for you, CB is waiting.

Posted by Nancy Walker Moreman - Greenwood, IN - Family Friend   October 24, 2019

To a wonderful and loving Aunt. We will miss you.

Posted by Gail Nunn - Apple Valley, CA   October 24, 2019

To a very special loving lady who will be greatly missed.

Posted by Pearl Nunn - Apple Valley, CA - Sister   October 24, 2019

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