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Larry Hurt Passes Away Sunday Night, May 15th, 2011

(Posted 5/16/2011) - Chris Hurt notified me this morning that Larry Hurt, who was recently diagnosed with Liver cancer, passed away at Sarah Bush Hospital Sunday evening, May 15th. I'd just posted yesterday about Larry's admission to Sarah Bush; so I've left Chris and Charlotte's previous message in place and have inserted Chris' latest posting here:

"Jon,
Larry passed away at 8pm Sunday May 15th at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon. We will plan the service for early June, probably June 2 or June 3. Charlotte is the contact. Her home phone is 217-348-7777, and her e-mail is:"

"Larry was dealt many medical hardships over the past 18 years, but he endured them all and kept a positive spirit, living on his own until just the past few months with a little help from family and helpers from meals on-wheels."

"I have attached an obituary that we have started and would appreciate your posting to the hurt-family members online... Chris"

Preliminary Obituary Attachment:
Larry Michael Hurt died May 15 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Services are pending.

Larry was born January 9, 1941 in Terre Haute the son of Earl and Ruth Hurt of Casey. He graduated from Casey High School in 1958. He attended both Eastern Illinois University and Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. His training was in accounting and he worked for a number of banks and business in Illinois and Arizona during his career including the Casey National Bank; Green Implement in Yale, Illinois; ISGO Corporation of Chicago; and both G.R. Grubb Advertising and Kraft Foods in Champaign, Illinois.

He is survived by a sister Charlotte (Tom) Royal of Charleston, a brother Chris (Becky) Hurt of West Lafayette, Indiana; two nieces Lisa (Royal) Ebel of Charleston and Lori (Royal) Morton of Minooka, Illinois, plus four nephews Andrew, Jarrod, Nathan, and Taylor Hurt of West Lafayette. In addition he has 3 great nieces and 2 great nephews.

Larry was a very intelligent person who was giving, compassionate of others, and dedicated to his family. He enjoyed classical music, art, reading, current events, growing plants, and driving his GTO and his Corvettes.

Previous News Posting is Here:
"Jon, Wanted to let you know that Larry is in the critical care unit at Sarah Bush hospital in Charleston. He was diagnosed with liver cancer about two months ago and we have had him in a nursing home in Mattoon for about the last 5 weeks. He has gone through one treatment of chemo for the cancer."

"He has gotten very weak over the past week and was brought to the hospital Thursday. Friday May 13, he developed breathing difficulty, probably due to infections in the lungs and in his blood system, and/or maybe blood clots. He is very weak, but has been stabilized for now. The prognosis is not very hopeful; it is just minute by minute or hour to hour for now."

"We would appreciate it if you could let the family know, and ask (everyone) to keep Larry in their thoughts...Chris"