Funeral services for Aretta Marie Hirst, 86, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Worden Cemetery, SW of Lawrence. She died Friday, August 9, 2013 at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
Aretta was born March 18, 1927 in Hessdale, KS (Wabaunsee County), the daughter of Arthur and Cathryn Hill Ross. She grew up in Wabaunsee County and Eskridge, KS. She graduated from Eskridge High School. She and her husband moved to Lawrence in 1955.
In her later years, she was a homemaker. She had formerly worked at Gambles, Wilson Glass, All-Star Dairy, Tony’s Nissan, and the Medicalodges Eudora.
Aretta was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Lawrence.
She married Harold Hirst on January 21, 1951 in Eskridge, KS. He survives of the home.
Survivors include two daughters, Dinah Hirst, Lawrence, Paulette (Jeri) Breithaupt, of Lawrence; one son, Ross ( Karen) Hirst, Topeka; a sister, Margaret Hogue of Topeka, KS; three grandchildren, Julie (Justin) Hoffman, Eric (Heather) Hirst, and Jeffrey (Angie) Breithaupt; and four great grandchildren, Caden Hoffman, Mason Hoffman, Carson Hirst, and Bella Breithaupt. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Arthur Ross and one sister, Florence Smith.
The family will greet friends at the church from 9 a.m. until service time.
The family suggests memorials in her name to First Church of the Nazarene and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
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