Judy Kay Hurst

Judy Kay Hurst, age 73 of Willamstown, WV, went to a pain free and quiet place, at 7:18 pm on November 19, 2020 while at home with family and friends. She was under the care of Amedisys Hospice.

Judy was the daughter of Roy and Francis Houchins, born at Pipestem, WV on April 6, 1947. She has 8 siblings. Bonnie Benninghove (deceased), Mildred Jenings of Princeton, WV, John Houchins Sr. (deceased), Fred Houchins (deceased), Les Houchins of Lerona, WV, Betty Foster of Marie, WV, and Carol Boling of NC. A brother, Larry, died in infancy.

Judy graduated from Hinton High School in 1965. She married Jerry Hurst on December 30, 1965. They had 55 happy years together.

Judy never met a stranger. She was a wonderful mother and housewife. She had worked as a hostess for a short time. She last worked as a tour guide at the WV Welcome Center located in Williamstown, WV. She was very popular with travelers and was active in the Red Hatters for a period of time.

Judy was a family woman, the rock that held the family together. Judy has courageously battled lung cancer since 2010, but it finally won.

She is survived by her husband Jerry, daughter Vicki McIntosh, son Brian Hurst and his wife Angie all of Williamstown, WV, and daughter Melissa Wright and her husband David of St. Augustine, FL. She has 5 grandchildren and 2 great-granddaughters.

Judy’s husband and family would like to thank Dr. Cawley and the Strecker Cancer Center staff, nurse Jen, and the hospice staff.

In lieu of flowers, Judy asked that donations be made to the Strecker Cancer Center.

Memorial Services will be 4:00 pm Tuesday, at Leavitt Funeral Home Parkersburg. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting LeavittFuneralHome.com.