Geneva A. (Snipes) Hurst, age 90, of Flippin, Arkansas
Geneva A. (Snipes) Hurst, age 90, of Flippin, Arkansas, passed away on December 20, 2012 at Hospice House in Mountain Home, Arkansas. She was born December 26, 1921 in rural Flippin, Arkansas to parents: Homer and Genelda (Cox) Snipes.
She married William Baxter Hurst on October 17, 1944. They had one son, David Baxter Hurst. Their home was on the Hurst family farm on the White River.
Geneva was a graduate of Yellville-Summit High School. She received her Bachelors Degree in Education from Arkansas State Teachers’ College (now University of Central Arkansas). Later, she obtained her Masters Degree in Library Science from Peabody in Nashville, Tennessee. She began her career as an educator in a one room schoolhouse; continued into the elementary classroom; and culminated with her nineteen year tenure as an English teacher and librarian in Flippin School District in May of 1980.
Geneva served on the Marion County Library Board, was a member of Arkansas Retired Teachers, belonged to Marion County Farm Bureau and was a member of Main Street Church of Christ in Yellville. She was inducted into the Flippin School District Hall of Fame by the Class of 2012.
In retirement, she continued her avid interest in reading and nurtured her cactus beds and garden. She did quilts and crochet work. She was devoted to her family and relished time with them, especially family meals on holidays.
Geneva is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Pam Hurst of Flippin, Arkansas; a granddaughter, Dr. Eva A Hurst of St. Louis, Missouri; one niece; and two nephews.
Geneva was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Baxter; and brother, Joe Snipes.
Funeral service for Mrs. Hurst will be Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Main Street Church of Christ in Yellville with Brian Jefferson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time. Interment will follow at Hand Valley Cemetery near Flippin, Arkansas.
Pallbearers will be Kelley Hurst, Charles Robinson, Larry Bearden, Rick Hurst, Terry Hurst, and Galen Cox.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House in Mountain Home, or the Hand Valley Cemetery.