Archive for Thursday, November 4, 2004

Trudy Hayhurst


November 4, 2004

Memorial services for Trudy Hayhurst, 60, Eudora, were Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Eudora United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jeff Shepardson officiating. Her body was donated to the Kansas University Medical Center Anatomy Department for scientific study.
Mrs. Hayhurst died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, in Wellsville.
She was born Dec. 29, 1943, in Wellsburg, W.Va., the daughter of Charles Robert and Gertrude Virginia Porter Williams. She lived in Wellsburg, W.Va., Homestead, Fla., Minot, N.D., and Palm Harbor, Fla. She moved to Eudora in 1999.
Mrs. Hayhurst graduated from Wellsburg High School in 1961. She received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology with an emphasis in women's studies from the University of South Florida in 1995.
She was a social worker in Palm Harbor, Fla., working with the elderly on craft therapy.
Mrs. Hayhurst was a member of Eudora United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star. She was also a member of the Warsteiner Balloon Chase Crew in Albuquerque, N.M.
She married Harry H. West Sr., in September 1962. They divorced. She married John T. Hayhurst on July 1, 1982. He died in December 1998.
Survivors include a daughter, Carrie Cowdin, Wellsville; a son, Harry H. West Jr., Albuquerque, N.M.; three sisters, Linda Abercrombie, Follansbee, W.Va., Charlene Smith, Wellsburg, W.Va., and Kathy Carey, Weirton, W.Va.; and three grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care of Douglas County, 200 Main St., Suite D, Lawrence 66044.
Dengel and Son Mortuary of Ottawa was in charge of arrangements.

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