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Dolores Marie Hurtte

November 24, 1930 — December 21, 2021

Dolores Marie (Antle) Hurtte, 91, of Taylorville passed away December 21, 2021, at Carriage Crossing Taylorville, Illinois. She was born November 24, 1930, in Taylorville, the daughter of Edward Luther and Opal Mae (Fesser) Antle. Dolores married Frank Hurtte on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1951. He preceded her in death April 3, 1995.

Dolores graduated from Taylorville High School in 1948 and attended Springfield College in Springfield, Illinois.
After marrying, Dolores and Frank began a life adventure which included living near Fort Sill Oklahoma, then on to Houston and Hitchcock, Texas where they had five children. They returned to Taylorville in 1959, to purchase what would be Hurtte Oil Company where Dolores worked alongside her husband as office manager and bookkeeper.

Dolores’ life was strongly influenced by her love for Christ, husband, and family. She and Frank were founding members of the Taylorville Evangelical Free Church. For several decades she was actively involved in the Christian Women’s Club and Child Evangelism.

In 1983, Dolores, along with her mother, Opal Antle, and mother-in-law, Ula Hurtte, opened the Plainview School House, a Christian bookstore, and tearoom. She was famous for her pies throughout Christian County and Central Illinois.

Dolores was preceded in death: by her husband; her brother, Norman Antle; and two grandsons, Donald Burton III and Robert Gisler.

She is survived by; her five children and their spouses, Frank Hurtte and Gail McPike of Davenport, Iowa; Peggy Jo and Steve Souers of Ocean Springs, Mississippi; Randy Hurtte and Adriana (Hernandez) of Juneau, Alaska; Susan and Kevin Gisler of Stewartville, Minnesota; and Sally and Don Burton of Taylorville; 16 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is being planned for later date.


  1. Teresa Prince on December 24, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    She was such a wonderful lady. Always allowed us to have so much fun!
    Teresa Manley ( now Prince)

    • Sally on January 2, 2022 at 5:29 pm

      Thank you Teresa, we really did have a lot of fun!

  2. Lisbeth Garrett on December 31, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    Deloris and her mother Opal. Two dedicated women of God who led many people to the Lord. Their knowledge was the best. I remember Deloris saying “ if it is in the Bible, it is true.” . They took so many under their teachings. In the 80’s, the Evangelical Church was growing in attendance in baby “Christians” who were ready to learn the word of God. They helped to fill that need, by leading many Bible studies, especially the women and Frank guiding the men. I have never known a family that was so dynamic in a church. They were constantly teaching Gods word, a family who taught down to earth with out bending Gods Word. Because of God, this family has lead many a broken soul ,eventually to Gods Word. Deloris , enjoy your Glory in Heaven. Enjoy your reunion with Frank and grandsons, and Believe when it is said, “ A Job Well Done”. ❤️

    • Sally on January 11, 2022 at 1:42 am

      Lis, thank you for the touching comment. You have always been there for my family through tough times. Thank you for your dear friendship.

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