Rose Ellen Hession Hurrle

August 4, 1924February 5, 2011

Rose Ellen (Hession) Hurrle

86, Indianapolis, passed away Saturday, February 5, 2011. Rose’s home since 2008 was St. Paul’s Hermitage in Beech Grove. Born in 1924 to Martin and Ellen (King) Hession, Rose was one of ten children. Rose attended Brownsburg Grade School and High School. Rose graduated as a registered nurse from St. Vincent Nursing School and served in the Cadet Nurse Corps at the Great Lakes Hospital Naval Hospital in Chicago during World War II. Rose married the late William P. Hurrle in 1947. Bill and Rose moved to Tucson, AZ in 1979 where their youngest son, Francis Xavier (deceased), attend the University of Arizona. They returned to Indianapolis in 2001. Rose is survived by six daughters: Donna Rose (Burch) Nunley, Mary Ann Hurrle, Theresa R. (Hugh) Dossett, Margaret E. Hurrle, Patricia R. (Bradley) Smith, Antoinette (V. Jo) Davisson; two sons, Stephen P. (Barb, deceased) and William J. (Liz) Hurrle; a brother, Bernard Hession and a sister, Ann Noblet; 22 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Matthew Catholic Church on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 10:30 am. Calling will be at the Church beginning at 9:00 am. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests sending memorial contributions to benefit the care of the elderly at St. Paul Hermitage, c/o Sister Sharon Bierman, 501 N. 17th Street, Beech Grove, IN 46107 or to benefit lung cancer research at Cancer-Free Lungs, Inc., c/o Dr. Nasser Hanna, Thoracic Oncologist, Box 27, Fishers, IN 46038 or Kindly indicate: In memory of Rose Ellen Hurrle. Memorial tributes may be offered at


  • Visitation Friday, February 11, 2011
  • Memorial Mass Friday, February 11, 2011

Rose Ellen Hession Hurrle

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David Noblet

February 12, 2011

In the visits with Aunt Rose these last few years at her northeast side apartment and at St. Paul's Hermitage, I found out what a "spiritual" person she was. On the other hand, we always liked visting the Hurrle's because we knew we would have a great time. Rose was the "soul" of the Hurrle's!

David Noblet

February 11, 2011

We would like to express our deepest sympathy. Jim and Cindy O'Donnell

February 11, 2011

Rose was a great friend to the Crahan family.Her care and compassion will always be remembered.
Jim Crahan

February 10, 2011

Dear Donna, Mary Ann, Theresa, Margie, Patty, Toni, Steve and Bill,
I am very sorry to hear about your mom. She and your dad were very cool parents. They did a good job of raising all of you. I live out of town now so I won't be able to attend.
Bill Dinnin
Columbus, OH

February 10, 2011

Grandma Hurrle,we were so blessed to know and love you. You were a great mother-in-law to my sister, Barb. Thank you, for sharing your wonderful family with us.May God continue to bless them all. Dan and Cheryl

Ann Mazzeo

February 10, 2011

Dear Toni & Family, I am sorry to hear of your loss but so glad that you got to spend time with her! We have a Mass said for your mother here in San Diego! Love Ann & Family

Harold, Margaret & Mike Weinmann

February 10, 2011

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Nancy & "Dyno" Hingsbergen

February 10, 2011

Mr & Mrs Hurrle's home was one we all wanted to hang out at ..never dull & always something fun or funny going on there. A little bit of her is left behind in all her kids. We were blessed to have had her cross our path in life.

Cheryl & Joe Pendick

February 9, 2011

Aunt Rose, you were not only a great aunt, but a beautiful person. We will miss you but know you are now at peace. I am sure all of Uncle Bill's stories have already begun again...enjoy! Love you.

Sally Crahan Winchell

February 9, 2011

Rose was the most wonderful friend to my mother, Peg Crahan. They were neighbors at Brockton. Rose saved Peg's life more than once but also gave her so much more in companionship. She taught Peg how to do email...she cared for Kitty C. when Peg was in the hospital…helped with chores when Peg needed a little helping hand…they enjoyed an occasional cocktail on the patio. Her garden was always so beautiful.

My condolences to the Hurle family.