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Adele M. Hurt

Obituary for Adele M. Hurt

October 25, 1921 - September 28, 2019
Bargersville, Indiana | Age 97


Adele M. Hurt

Adele Marie Hurt, 97, Bargersville, passed away Saturday evening, September 28, 2019. She was a former resident of Indianapolis.

She was born October 25, 1921 in Easton, PA to Russell and Nellie (Bartow) Smith. She graduated from Phillipsburg High School in Phillipsburg, NJ in 1939.
Adele was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having been one of the first women to volunteer for the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services). She enlisted in Philadelphia, PA in 1942. She took her Naval training at Oklahoma A&M University in Stillwater, OK. In May 1943, she was stationed at Naval Air Station, Norfolk, VA.

She later married Cecil Hurt on June 25, 1945 in Indianapolis. He preceded her in death April 4, 2012. Survivors include two sons, Douglas (Susan) Hurt of Bargersville and Alan (Steffny) Randolph of San Francisco, CA; three grandchildren, Phaedra Welker, Tyler Randolph, and Christina Schifeling; and four great grandchildren, Nicholas Welker, Adam Schifeling, Addison Schifeling, and Alexander Douglas Schifeling. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Russell Smith, Jr.

Adele was an adoring wife to her husband, devoted mother, devoted grandmother, devoted GiGi, and a trusted friend.
She was a long time member of University Heights United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading, bowling, playing bridge and bid euchre.

She retired from Eli Lilly in 1985 as an Executive Secretary.

Visitation hours will be from 4-8PM, Wednesday, at Wilson St.Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main Street. Rev. Gary Black will officiate a funeral service at 11AM, Thursday at the funeral home, with entombment to follow at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, 6500 Technology Center Drive, #100, Zionsville, IN 46077.
You are invited to read Adele's online obituary at, where you may sign the online register book, order flowers, or leave a condolence for the family.

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