COMFORT — Irene Hurst, 78, of Kerrville, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2004, in Comfort. Irene was born March 3, 1926, in Port Arthur, Texas, to Robert “Bob” and Elma (Sutherland) Smith. She met and married Sherrell Hurst on Dec. 12, 1942, in Kerrville. She worked several years as the manager of the snack bar for Schreiner University. Irene was a member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary.
Irene is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Sherrell Hurst, of Kerrville; children, Joe Hurst, of Kerrville, Gary Hurst, of Center Point and Sharie Marquart James, of Comfort; sisters, Merle Burkam, of Fort Worth and Marie Brandt, of Kerrville; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She will be loved and missed by many other family members and friends.