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Description: Obituary of Kurtz, Iva E.Date: July 9 2008
Newspaper published in: Pittsfield
Page/Column: A3 / 2
Iva E. Kurtz, 92, of Barry, was born Nov. 20, 1915, in New Canton, to Alfred and Elsie (Hathaway) McNary. They preceded her in death.
She died Saturday, July 5, 2008, at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield.
She married woodrow Kurtz April 17, 1937, in Louisiana, Mo. He preceded her in death April 15, 1985.
She is survived by one son, Woodrow Kurtz, Jr. of Hull; four daughters, Charlotte Moyer, husband Ben, of Barry; Kathryn Sydney, husband Roger, of Litchfield, Ky.; Sue Loos, husband Jim, of Big Clifty, Ky.; and Mary K. Blackorby, of Barry. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three Sisters, Eliza Kurtz, Golden Barnard and Ella Rife; one daughter, Elcy Elizabeth Smith; two sons-in-law, Kenny Blackorby and Howard (Bud) Smith.
Iva was a wonderful mother, grandmother, homemaker and cook. She loved being with her family and enjoyed crafts.
Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Quincy.
Memorials are suggested to the Barry First Baptist Church