Madelyn Hurn remembered

Olathe, Kansas

Madelyn Hurn, widow of retired General Superintendent Raymond Hurn, passed away January 11 at age 93.

She was born February 13, 1922, in Stafford, Kansas, the third of four children. Madelyn attended Bresee College, where she met her husband. The couple was married December 30, 1941, and began holding weekend revival meetings where Madelyn would play the Vibraharp and Raymond played trombone.

Madelyn supported Raymond through prayer ministry as he pastored churches in Hays, Kansas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Atlanta, Georgia; Norman, Oklahoma; and Medford, Oregon. In 1959, Raymond was elected superintendent of the West Texas District. He served in the position for nine years until the couple moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where Raymond worked in the Department of Home Missions (now the USA/Canada Regional Office).

He went on to be elected general superintendent, serving from 1985 to 1993. The couple then retired to Aberdeen Village in Olathe, where Madelyn continued her ministry by visiting those who were ill or new to the community to ease their transition.

Raymond passed away in 2007. Madelyn is survived by two daughters, Connie Isbell and Jacque Oliver; grandchildren, Baraq Isbell (Suzie), Amy Condrey (Jeff), and Danielle Prince; and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are many cousins, nieces, nephews, and their families.

A funeral was held January 15.

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