Elizabeth Loraine Hurst | Visit Guest Book \nMrs. Elizabeth Loraine Henry Hurst\n\nIndianola, Iowa\n\nElizabeth Loraine Henry Hurst passed from this life to be with her Lord on February 22, 2011. She had received very loving care at the Indianola Good Samaritan Center for the past seven years. \n\nBorn December 5, 1915, in Palmyra Township, Warren County, Iowa, she was the daughter and only child of \n\nOtis W. Henry and Esther Butler Henry. She graduated from Indianola High School in 1932 and Simpson College in 1936. After teaching business at Randall High School in Randall, Iowa, she became a claims Secretary at Farmers Union Mutual Automobile Insurance in Des Moines, Iowa. In 1942, she ventured to Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa and served as a secretary to the business manager. Upon returning back home to Indianola in 1945, Loraine had the honor of becoming the secretary to Dr. Voigt, president of Simpson College. Loraine faithfully waited for Loren (Jimmy) Hurst to return home after being a POW for two and a half years. On June 30, 1945, they were married. After farming in the Beech area for three years, in 1949 they purchased a farm in Belmont Township near Milo, Iowa. They worked side by side, traveled to Texas, enjoyed friends and always looked forward to the POW gathering of friends.\n\nLoraine was a member of the United Methodist Church in Milo and then Indianola. She served in many capacities. One of her favorites was serving in the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Nowata Club and Indianola Historical Society. Loraine enjoyed long walks, gardening, sewing and trying simple new recipes with ingredients she had in her pantry. She especially loved to bake. But most of all, we will all remember her love of sending cards and letters to all of us. Loraine is survived by cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. \n\nFuneral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Peterson Funeral Home in Indianola with burial at the Indianola I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Her visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to services on Saturday. Memorials will go to her church, Warren County Historical Society or Good Samaritan Society. Online condolences can be made to www.petersonfunerals.com.