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Rose Hurd

October 8, 1943 — July 14, 2017

Pontiac-Rose "Rosie" Ellen Hurd, 73, of Pontiac passed away at 10:47 am on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Kindred Hospital in Peoria, IL.

She was born on October 8, 1943 in Litchfield, IL a daughter of James and Mary Eileen Burdell Ferrari. She married Doyle J. Hurd, Sr. on December 26, 1965 in Litchfield, IL. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Alvis Hurd of Jonesborough, TN; Jay (Lisa) Hurd of Minonk; two sisters, Shirley Ernst and Virginia (Bob) Ewing both of Litchfield; one brother, Ron (Elizabeth) Ferrari of Chattanooga, TN; nine grandchildren, Clint (Sondra) Hurd, Chayla (Erik) Mitchey, Jessie Hurd, Mikayla Stewart, Wesley Hurd, Tyler (Claire) Stewart, Mason Hurd, Micah Hurd, Aiden Hurd, and three great-grandchildren, Emily Hurd, Hadleih Mitchey, and Olivia Hurd.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Brett; and one sister, Juanita.

Rosie worked as a part time cook at the Pontiac Esmen School. She belonged to the Chief City Square Dance Club and was a co-chairman of the Pontiac Blue Grass Festival. One of Rosie's favorite things to do was to spend time with her family and friends playing cards. It didn't matter what game was being played, just seeing everyone having fun brought joy to her heart.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pontiac where funeral services will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, July 21, 2017. Rev. Dr. James Wolfe will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm at the church before the service. A committal service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield, IL. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the First Baptist Church in Pontiac, IL. Online condolences may be sent to


JUL 21. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

First Baptist Church
515 N Ladd St
Pontiac, IL 61764-1615

Funeral Service

JUL 21. 7:00 PM (CDT)

First Baptist Church
515 N Ladd Street
Pontiac, IL

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