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Thelma (Tiny) (Howell) Kurtz

November 30, 1930 September 30, 2016
Thelma (Tiny) (Howell) Kurtz
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Obituary for Thelma (Tiny) (Howell) Kurtz

Thelma (Tiny) Howell Kurtz, 85, of Barry, Illinois, passed away at 10:20 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2016, at the Barry Community Care Center, Barry, Illinois.

She was born November 30, 1930, in El Dara, Illinois, to Steve & Ester (Boots) Howell. They preceded her in death.

She married Paul W. Kurtz on January 14, 1948, in Pittsfield, Illinois. They later divorced.

She is survived by 2 sons, Paul D. Kurtz & wife Deana of Barry, Illinois and Steven Kurtz & wife Jessie of Barry, Illinois; 5 grandsons, Jarrod Kurtz of Springfield, Illinois, Paul E. Kurtz of Kinderhook, Illinois, Justin Kurtz of Krum, Texas, Cory Kurtz of Camp Point, Illinois and Shaun Kurtz of Quincy, Illinois, 4 granddaughters, Angela Hodges of Kansas City, Missouri, April Stolte of Barry, Illinois, Tessa Kurtz of Rockport, Illinois, and Jera Iams of Quincy, Illinois, 19 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 7 brothers and 3 sisters.

Tiny was baptized in the Barry Baptist Church. She was a past member of the Barry VFW & American Legion Post 222 Auxiliary. She worked at Brown Shoe Company for 25 years and in 1980 she became owner and operator of Tiny's Place in Barry until retiring in 2004.

Visitation will be from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry.

Burial will be in Samuel Taylor Cemetery in Rockport.

Memorials are suggested to Samuel Taylor Cemetery Association.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

4

Oct

4:00 PM 10/4/2016 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 10/4/2016 6:00:00 PM
Kirgan Funeral Home

940 Greene Street
Barry, IL 62312

Kirgan Funeral Home
940 Greene Street Barry 62312 IL
United States

Service

Wednesday

5

Oct

11:00 AM 10/5/2016 11:00:00 AM
Kirgan Funeral Home

940 Greene Street
Barry, IL 62312

Kirgan Funeral Home
940 Greene Street Barry 62312 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Samuel Taylor Cemetery Final Resting Place

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Rockport, IL 62370

- Rockport 62370 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Samuel Taylor Cemetery Association

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