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Clara J. Hurst

Clara J. Hurst Clara J. Hurst

Clara Juanita Wagner Hurst, age 92, Crandall, Ind., passed away peacefully Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Willows Senior Living, Corydon, Ind.

Juanita was born May 30, 1928, near Crandall to the late Parvin L. and Nellie E. Anderson Wagner. She married Charles Vaughn Hurst on June 1, 1951.

She was a longtime member of Crandall Lions Club, Order of the Eastern Star Old Capitol Chapter No. 467 in Corydon, Ind., Indiana Retired Teachers Association and Crandall United Methodist Church. She graduated from the old New Salisbury High School and earned a B.S. and master’s degrees from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., She taught vocational home economics at Montpelier, Lanesville and Clarksville for a total of 30 years and retired in 1984.

Juanita was best known in Harrison County for her interest and participation which she and her husband shared in the training and racing of standard-bred trotters and pacers under the C and J Stable name.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant sister; and brothers, Lewis Daniel, George Ervin, Marvin Ray and Carl Lewis Wagner.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and long-time friend Forrest Timberlake Jr., who cared for her.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 2021, at Swarens Funeral Home, 1405 Highway 64 NW, Ramsey, Ind., with burial in St. Peters German Reform Cemetery at Crandall.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hosparus Southern Indiana, 502 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany, IN 47150.

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