Agnes G. “Granny” Hurley passed away on June 22, 2018. Born on Nov. 7, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Hansel A. Geoghegan and Mabel Airey Geoghegan.
After graduating from Cambridge (Md.) High School in 1948, she attended Easton Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She enjoyed a long and productive professional career, working as a licensed practical nurse in various settings until age 73.
Hurley’s faith was always first in her life. As a member of Bethel Methodist Church in Dagsboro, Del., she served many years as the Vacation Bible School director, a Sunday-school teacher and counsellor for their MYF. She was a member of the Friends of Prince George’s Chapel and for the last several years was an active member of the Community Church of Oak Orchard.
She was a member of Frankford Chapter #12 OES, serving twice as worthy matron and in other positions for the Grand Chapter of Delaware. It was in her love of that organization and her dedication to work with young adults that she was instrumental in forming Bethel #10, International Order of Job’s Daughters and served as their first Bethel Guardian. She went on to become the Grand Guardian of the state of Delaware.
Moving from Cambridge to Dagsboro, Hurley became an active community member. She was active in local and state politics and volunteering for numerous community activities. That love of the area led her to eventually open a craft store, Granny’s Crafts, and with other local businesses, she formed the Dagsboro Area Chamber of Commerce. She served as that organization’s first president.
Hurley’s favorite pastime was spending time with family and friends. An avid bowler, she was a member of a league at Millsboro Lanes well into her 80s. She enjoyed watching her great-grandchildren participate at local sporting events and shared a love of watching the Baltimore Orioles with her family.
Hurley was preceded in death by her loving husband, Sidney. She is survived by her children, H. Crawford Hurley and his spouse, Jerry, Laura Lynn Gambrill and her husband, Tom, and Cindy O. Betts and her husband, Mark; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and her beloved cat, Muffin.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be held Sunday, July 8, 2018, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Millsboro Fire Company, 109 E. State Street, Millsboro, Del.