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Richard L. Hurst

April 18, 1934 - December 17, 2008

SPRINGFIELD – Richard L. Hurst, 74, of Springfield died at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at his residence.

He was born April 18, 1934, in Kahoka, Mo., the son of Perry and Thelma Hurst. He married Joann Ruth Lagomarcino on Jan. 31, 1960; she preceded him in death on Sept. 30, 2007.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

He is survived by a daughter, LeAnn (husband, Darrin) Divjak of Springfield; a son, Douglas J. (wife, Julie) Hurst of St. Louis; four grandchildren, Brooke Hurst and Nicholas, Noah and Connor Divjak; a sister, Helen Todd of Colorado; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Richard most recently worked at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

He was a member of Christ the King Church. He was a member of the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He was an avid golfer, and he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at Christ the King Church. Friends and family will be gathering for a time of fellowship following Mass. Msgr. David Lantz will be officiating.

Memorials may be made to Toys for Tots.

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