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Eleanor M. “Boots” Hurst

Died: 7/23/2010

Mrs. Eleanor M. Boots Hurst, age 88, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Friday, July 23, 2010, at Christiana Hospital.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on March 8, 1922, Mrs. Hurst was the daughter of the late John Castelow and Lydia Veasey Castelow. She was a talented homemaker throughout her life and delighted in spending time with her beloved family. She particularly enjoyed preparing and hosting large family dinners each Sunday. In earlier years, Mrs. Hurst was employed for a time as a seamstress at the former Delaware Hospital on Washington Street.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Albany L. Bud Hurst (2005), son, A. Leon Sonny Hurst (2004), sister, Amelia Stanley, and brother, John Castelow. She is survived by her daughters, Annette A. Foster (Bob) of Camden Wyoming, DE; Diann E. Armstrong (Nick) of West Chester, PA; and Linda A. McCandlish (Joe) of New Castle; sister, Angie Daily of Okeechobee, FL; daughter-in-law, Sue Hurst of Huntington, WV; 12 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her pet cats, Lulu and Spotsy.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where visitation will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Flowers will be appreciated or contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Ste. 205, New Castle, DE 19720.

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