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Obituaries

( May 08, 1955 - July 07, 2021 )

Valorie Anne Hurless, age 66, passed away on July 7, 2021. 

 

Valorie was born on May 8, 1955, the daughter of Douglas and Betty (Rogers) Miner.  She was a 1973 graduate of Hastings High School.  Valorie worked as a Machinist and Office Manager at Hurless Machine Shop until her retirement in January of 2021.  On June 10, 1995, Valorie married Mark Hurless, and they enjoyed 26 years together. 

 

Val attended Grace Wesleyan Church as a member, teacher and organist until the early 1990’s.  She then became a member of Middleville Wesleyan Church, where she helped in various children’s ministries as well as being the church organist.  She has attended the Pleasant Valley United Brethren Church since 2017.  Through her church, Val felt called to help support 3 orphans in Haiti.  She loved to serve and help wherever she could. 

 

Val was an accomplished organist since her youth.  She played for church most of her adult life.  She began playing baritone in her mid 40’s.  She joined several adult groups including the KCC band, Thornapple Wind Band, and the Hastings City Band.  She was part of the Thornapple Players for a few years as cast or crew. 

 

Val was also an incredible artist.  She loved drawing and painting any chance she could.  She spent many hours working with her children and grandchildren to develop their own talent.  Val worked side by side with her husband, Mark, until she was no longer able due to Parkinson’s Disease. 

 

Valorie is preceded in death by her parents Douglas and Betty Miner.

 

She is survived by her husband Mark Hurless of Hastings, Michigan, her children Matthew Birman of Flat Rock, Michigan, James (Megan) Birman of Clarkston, Michigan, Alicia (Jason) Devroy of Delton, Michigan, grandchildren Isabella, Adrian, Tyler, Ethan and William, and her sister Sonjia (Jerome) Turner of Summertown, Georgia.

 

Visitation will be on Sunday, July 11, 2021 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Girrbach Funeral Home, 328 S. Broadway; Hastings, Michigan 49058.  Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 12, 2021 at the Pleasant Valley United Brethren Church, 13120 Bell Road; Lake Odessa, Michigan 48849 with a visitation one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home.  To leave an online condolence visit www.girrbachfuneralhome.net.

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