Sally (Hurt) Villers, 73, of Kearney, Missouri, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 18, 2023, from liver cancer.
Sally was born April 2, 1949, in Denver, Colorado. She married her husband, Jon Villers on June 1, 1968. Sally worked at various jobs to help Jon through college. When they had their first daughter in 1971, they decided she needed to stay home and care for her full time. She had a natural love for all – she was “color blind” – especially children. This naturally attracted other kids into her care at home. After her two daughters started school, she began a career/life ministry in childcare. She worked in the nursery at Northern Hills Baptist Church on Wednesday and Sunday nights for an untold number of years and also at Chandler Baptist Church’s “Parents’ Day Out” childcare from 1993 until 2008, when her health sadly required her to quit. Any child she cared for became “her” child and loved them like her own (and their parents also).
She loved spending time with her family, her extended family, and her many dear friends. She enjoyed Women’s Bible Study groups and other women’s events over the years.
Sally was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Hurt Sr. and Grace (Coffey) Hurt; and sisters, Carolyn Mautino/Bain and Marilyn Higgins.
Sally is survived by her husband, Jon Villers, of the home; two daughters, Wendy Sohm and Heather Villers; two grandchildren, James Villers and Haillee Sohm; brother, Earnest Hunt, Jr.; beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
A visitation will be held at First Baptist Church in Kearney, Missouri, on Thursday, March 23, 2023, from 5 to 7 p.m. and a funeral service will be held Friday, March 24, 2023 at 10:00 a.m., also at the church, with burial to follow at Muddy Fork Cemetery in Holt, Missouri.
Sally dearly loved children, so she and her family request in lieu of flowers, that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105) or Shriner’s Hospital for Children (PO Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394). They may be left at the visitation or funeral or mailed directly to the hospitals.
Arrangements in care of Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Kearney.
Our Sincere Condolences
Our prayers and condolences go out to your family.
In sorrow, Mike and Corena Molgard.
I were so sorry to hear of Sally’s passing. Sally and I grew up in the Holt United Methodist Church.
We had a lot of fun times together growing up. There will always be a soft play in my heart for her.
Sending prayers and love to all of the family.
Connie (Nall) Davidson
Very sorry for the loss of your Mother.
God Bless your family.
Sally and I were childhood friends at Holt Methodist Church even when she moved to New Mexico will miss her very much sorry for your loss she’ll always be in your hearts and minds God bless you and Sally she’s in good hands now and not sick anymore and Helsingborg take of all the little children in Heaven.
So sorry for your loss. Life is never the same after losing a loved one. May you have peace know Sally is in the arms of our Lord and Savior.