The Edmond Sun

March 11, 2013

Virginia Hurst


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND —     Virginia Hurst, 92, was born October 3, 1920 in Hamilton, Mo., and died March 7, 2013 in Edmond, Okla.  She resided in Oklahoma City and Edmond areas for the past 63 years.

    She was raised in Kansas City, Mo., and started working at age 17 at Hall Brothers, which became Hallmark Cards.  She continued to work for the next 75 years in various capacities until her passing, which included Pratt and Whitney Engine Center, the primary engine supplier for the U.S. Navy during WWII. She came to Oklahoma in 1950 and continued her business career. She qualified as a certified professional secretary in 1969 and went on to receive Secretary of the Year in 1973. In 2010 she began her work as a medical transcriptionist, which she continued until her final illness. She retired three times, but returned to work. Her hobbies included love of animals and she spent many hours all her life devoted to their care.  Another love was playing bridge, at which she attained Life Master status. Three words describe the summation of her life: learning, caring and participating.

    Virginia was predeceded in death by husbands Joseph Schmidt and Carmel Hurst.

    She is survived by her children, Carol Copeland, Joe Schmidt and Fred Schmidt; grandchildren Katy Thach, Ed Thach, Melissa Schmidt and John Schmidt; and great-grandchildren Katherine, Anna, and Hayden Schmidt.

    Funeral services for Virginia will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Spring Creek Assembly of God in Edmond. Arrangements by Matthews Funeral Home of Edmond.

    Memorials may be made to Spring Creek Assembly in Edmond.