Kenneth Ray Hurst, 63

Kenneth Ray Hurst, 63 of Jenkins, Ky. was born April 12, 1959, in Sharonville, Ohio and, passed away at his home on Friday. He was the son of Jack and Elaine Joyce Hairn Hurst . He was a member of the St. George Catholic Church in Jenkins, Ky. and the owner of Apple Blossom Florist in Elkhorn City, Ky. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife; Benita Faye Chavis Hurst. Survivors are his daughters; Maggie (Benjamin) Hurst of Jenkins and Heather (Larry) Hurst also of Jenkins, KY; and two grandchildren; Emma Burke and Lila Adams. There will be a memorial service announced at a later date. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 12PM by Father Mark Ouma at the St. George Catholic Church in Jenkins, Ky.


  1. Vonda Chancey says

    So sorry to hear this. I worked with Ken at Elkhorn Stone and was a loyal client at the Flower shop. I loved Benita too. My prayers are with this family

  2. Josh Gilinsky says

    ear Maggie & Heather,
    I discovered your parents’ passing away quite by chance, and am very saddened to hear of this. I was concerned about the recent devastation in Kentucky, and the first name to pop into my head was Ken Hurst. I was wondering how he was doing. Although I did not know Benita as well, I knew Ken from his work for AFS in Long Island, and his incredibly generous contribution of his time. We had quite a few beers together, and. simply just got along, and loved to discuss our outlooks on the world, and why he loved the way things worked where he lived. Many years ago they went in to New York York City, and I tried to meet them inside Grand Central Station, but we unfortunately missed each other.

    Please know Ken and Benita are in my thoughts and heart, and I hope you accept the condolences of someone who is a complete stranger to you. I will miss them deeply.

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