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William Hurst

February 6, 1935 — March 20, 2016

William S. Hurst, OD, 81, passed away March 20, 2016.  He was preceded in death by his brother Bob Hurst.  He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara, his daughter Rebecca, son Christopher and his wife Christina, 2 grandsons Hayden and Declan, his sister Joanne Rodgers and a brother Philip and his wife Marilyn, and several nieces and nephews.  William was born and raised in Oklahoma.  He served in the Navy medical corps during the Korean War.  He graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis.  He practiced in Sabetha, KS, where he was on the Sabetha school board and served as Chamber of Commerce president.  After moving to Overland Park, he practiced in Mission, KS, was a member of the Mission Optimist Club, and was active in Boy Scouts as a troop leader and district commissioner.  In later years he enjoyed gardening and woodworking.

A memorial service will be held April 30 at 10 am at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, 9300 Nall Ave., Overland Park.  Please send memorial contributions to Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church or to the Boy Scouts of America.

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