Hazel Leona Kurre, 93 of Jackson, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015 at Chateau Girardeau Nursing Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct 4, 1921 in Sedgewickville, MO daughter of Burette and Cora Lively Limbaugh. She and E. P. “Pug” Kurre were married Apr 26, 1940.


Leona was a longtime member of Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson where she was a member of the Friendship Circle for 70 years and a choir member for 60 years. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post #158 in Jackson. Her passion in life was her family and church.


She is survived by her loving husband of nearly 75 years, E. P. “Pug” Kurre; two daughters, Dina (Neil) Casey of Cape Girardeau and Gina (Terry) Rogers of St Louis, MO; five grandchildren, Lee (Tyne), Mark (Tiffany) and Ann Strickert, Garrett and Reid Rogers.


She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Joe, Rayford and Linzel Limbaugh; three sisters, Venieda Reynolds, Dorinda and Juelene Limbaugh.


Visitation will be 10 am – 1 pm Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The funeral service will be 1 pm at the funeral home with Rev Mindy Kiepe and Rev Sam Roethemeyer officiating. Burial will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Emanuel UCC in Jackson.

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