Barbara Hurd

A memorial service for Barbara Marilyn Hurd, 88, Kountze, Texas, formerly of West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
 
Mrs. Hurd passed away Friday, March 8, 2024, at her home.
 
She was born May 14, 1935, at Worcester, Massachusetts, to Wilfred and Esther Pickett Anson. On February 6, 1959, she was married at Jacksonville, Florida, to George Hurd, who preceded her in death on October 6, 1981. Barbara resided in West Plains since 1975. She worked for Dr. Coats for over twenty-five years and was a volunteer at Ozarks Medical Center for ten years. She was a military wife and loved to travel; she had visited all of the United States except for Alaska and Hawaii and even traveled to Portugal, Africa, Spain and Cuba. She was an exceptional seamstress and handmade many wedding dresses and crocheted many beautiful afghans.
 
She is survived by two daughters, Helen Langston, Kountze, Texas and Janice Adkisson and husband, Dennis, West Plains; six grandchildren, Brandi Sexton and husband, Daryl Hawkins, Kountze, Texas, Michael Hurd and wife, Jessica, Noble, Louisiana, Jessica Hurd Smith and husband, Dakota, Noble, Louisiana, Mandi Adkisson, West Plains, Jodi Adkisson, Battlecreek, Michigan and Shelby Hurd, Greenfield, Missouri; eight great-grandchildren, Jaxson Hawkins, Ian Hurd, Aiden Hurd, Olivia Hurd, Elizabeth Smith, Aubrey Smith, Koda Smith and Mallorie Shaw; one sister, Alice Anson, Jacksonville, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
 
Her parents, husband, two sons, David A. Hurd and James Hurd, one grandson, Roy Glen Sexton, one great-granddaughter, Ivy Claire Hawkins and one brother, Robert Anson, preceded her in death.
A private burial will be in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left at www.robertsondrago.com
 
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