Mary Lou (Bare) Hurst

June 16, 1936 ~ April 14, 2021 (age 84)


Mary Lou Hurst, 84, died April 14, 2021 in her son’s Maidencreek Township residence.
She was the widow of Ronald E. Hurst, who died May 5, 2010.
Born, June 16, 1936, in Laureldale, she was a daughter of the late Howard M. and Beulah M. (Sheidy) Bare.
Mary Lou was employed as a time clerk with Reading Hospital and Medical Center, where she retired from after 35 years of service.
She loved spending time at her beach house in Ocean City, MD; she also loved playing bingo and going to casinos.
Surviving are her two sons: John Hurst of Maidencreek Township and Terry R. Hurst of Temple. 
Also surviving are her four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
The youngest of six children, Mary Lou was preceded in death by all her siblings.
Burial will be held Friday, April 16th at 10 a.m. at Laureldale Cemetery, 4631 Pottsville Pike, Muhlenberg Township. 
Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Laureldale is in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences, visit

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* Graveside Service
April 16, 2021

10:00 AM
Laureldale Cemetery
4631 Pottsville Pike
Reading, PA 19605

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