Margie Murleen (Griffin) Hurst, 69 of Lovington, IL formerly of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 6:20 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, IL. She was born on January 13, 1947 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of Wilbert and Rachel (Ennis) Griffin. She married Ron Hurst on January 13, 1968 in Taylorville, IL. Margie grew up in Hewittville, IL and left school with only an eighth grade education. She married at age fifteen and had two daughters. After the tragic loss of her beloved Cee Cee, she returned to her roots. She met Ron and married him in 1968. They had two more children and through their forty eight years of marriage, they have loved and supported each other through the vicissitudes of life. Ron’s love allowed Margie to return to the world of education. She earned her GED and attended Richland Community College, Millikin University, Eastern Illinois University, and Sangamon State University where she earned countless scholarships and awards of academia. Margie used her Master’s Degree in English, Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish, and Master’s in Education Administration to shape young lives at Edinburg CUSD, Blue Mound CUSD, and finally at Meridian CUSD where she retired after thirty years of service in 2010. She loved poetry and she published her collection of poems, little griffin in 1983. Margie was a strong, giving, unique, and fiercely loyal woman who loved and treasured dearly all her family and extended family. More than anything she adored her grandchildren Rachel, Rick, Griffin, and Brady Ray. Margie will forever run through the hollyhocks with her beloved mother, Rachel, baby Cee Cee, and her brothers Bubby and Billy.
Surviving are her Husband: Ron Hurst Sr. of Lovington, IL; Daughters: Marilana Mychelle (Danny May) Hurst of Bloomington, IL; Christel (Hurst) McQuality of Dalton City, IL; Son: Ronald Raymond (Wendy) Hurst Jr. of Harristown, IL; Grandchildren: Rachel Cyritha Hurst of Denver, CO; Brian (Rick) McQuality of Highland, IN; Griffin McQuality of Dalton City, IL; Brady Raymond Hurst of Harristown, IL; Sisters: Rose Marie Cooper and Robert of Granite City, IL; Bonnie (Sallie) Mitchelson of Taylorville, IL; Brothers: Albert Griffin of Cynthiana, IN; Michael (Jan) Griffin of Decatur, IL; Glen Ray (Sheryl) Griffin of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Daughter Rachel Cyritha (Cee Cee); Brothers: Gary Wayne Griffin and William “Tank” Griffin.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 10:00-12:00 noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 12:00 Noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Steve Robinson Officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association 1701 North Beauregard Street Alexandria, VA 22311
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangments.