August 20, 1936 ~ December 14, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Marilyn Kurz, 84, of Owensboro, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 14, 2020 at Hermitage Care & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Owensboro on August 20, 1936 to the late Robert Clifford and Hattie Clark Riney.

Marilyn, a graduate of Mount St. Joseph, met her husband, Jim, while working at South Central Bell, in the picket line. Marilyn went on to work, and retired from, American Tobacco Company, where she worked as a receptionist. She was a member of the J C’s, The Telephone Pioneers, and various prayer groups. She helped to organize and went on several mission trips. She loved gardening, flowers, reading, and listening to music. She was very active in her parish.

Along with her parents, Marilyn is preceded in death by her husband, James Frederick Kurz; her siblings James Henry, Toie, Imogene, Rosetta, Louise, Robert and Bernice.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Debbie (David) Ward, Greg (Significant Other Jenny) Kurz, Sheri (Tim) Hogan, David (Angie) Kurz, and Steve (Alicia) Kurz; her grandchildren Craig, Danielle, Christopher, Cody, James, Thomas, Jonathon, Logan, Hunter, Brody, Nolan, Lily, and Collin; several great-grandchildren; and her brother, Tommy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, December 18, 2020 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, with Mass to follow at 11:00 am at the church. Father Pat Reynolds will be the officiating clergy. A private family burial will be at the Chapel at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Passionist Nuns of St. Joseph Monastery; 8564 Crisp Road; Whitesville, Kentucky 42378. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Family and friends who wish to honor Marilyn at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing while inside the church for the safety of all those in attendance.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Kurz. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Marilyn Kurz and sign her virtual guestbook by going to


Visitation: December 18, 2020 8:00 am - December 18, 2020 11:00 am

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
4029 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY

Funeral Mass: December 18, 2020 11:00 am

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
4029 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY

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  1. Mrs.kurz will be missed alot I worked where she lived at I worked in the kitchen dietary aide. Im going to miss her a sweet lady .

  2. Mrs. Kurz was one of my favorites! I was lucky enough to be able to know her and share a few laughs in the beauty salon. She loved to talk about her children and her grandchildren, and every now and then we broke the salon rule and we would talk politics. We prayed together and shed tears together. I will miss her dearly!

  3. Deepest condolences to the Kurz family. Marilyn was always a very happy, chatty, and beautiful lady! She will always hold a very dear place in our memories and heart.

  4. Rest In Peace Aunt Marilyn. I know you are glad to be reunited with Uncle Jim and all your brothers and sisters and parents. You are a great lady and will be missed.

  5. Dear Debbie and Family: Lucy joins me in offering our sympathy for the loss of your Mother. We enjoyed knowing your Mother and Dad over the years. We will be unable to attend visitation or the Funeral, but did want to express our feelings. Lucy & Tom Neal

  6. Aunt Marilyn was such a fun loving lady who always made you feel loved. So sorry for your loss. Praying for each of you over the holidays. Rest In Peace. Wally and Kim

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