Cover photo for Barbara Hurley's Obituary
Barbara Hurley Profile Photo

Barbara Hurley

February 3, 1953 — December 20, 2023

Barbara Hurley

Barbara Jean (Bartel) Hurley passed away on December 20, 2023, at Wesley Hospital, after a lengthy illness. She was born to Wesley W. and Esther (Jost) Bartel on February 3, 1953, in Goessel, Kansas. Barbara had a sister, Marilyn, and two brothers, Ralph and Bruce.

Barb married Bob Hurley on June 9, 1972. Together they had one child, Lauren Kyle. She graduated from Newton High School in 1971 and attended Bethel College. She worked as a vascular x-ray tech at St. Francis, and for the Kansas Spine Hospital.

Barbara grew up in the Bethel College Mennonite Church and lived in Wichita since the 1970s. She loved to grow things in her backyard oasis, bake delicious lemon angel cookies, sew velvet patchwork quilts, and collect handmade artistic objects, especially Southwest items.

Surviving family members include her daughter Lauren of Wichita, sister Marilyn Huss (Ray) of Independence, Mo., brother Ralph (Mimi) of Fredericksburg, Texas, brother Bruce (Misty) of North Newton, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Bob and her parents. A celebration of life is planned for the spring. Online condolences:


A Memorial Has Been Established With:

Botanica, The Wichita Gardens

701 Amidon St.

Wichita, KS 67203

Upcoming Services

Celebration of Life

Service will be held at a future date

Celebration of Life will be in the spring. Details will be announced soon.

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 544

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send a Card

Send a Card