Cleopha M. Hurla

Cleopha M. Tillisch Hurla, 100 years, 3 months and 2 days, died January 26, 2016. She was born October 24, 1915 in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Fredrick and Mary Bauer Tillisch. She married Joseph W. Hurla in June of 1937, he precedes her in death. She is also preceded in death by her parents, grandson Kenneth A. Hurla, three sisters and 2 brothers.
She worked for USD 500 for many years as a cook. She was a member of the Go-Getters at Christ the King Church, Kansas City , Kansas. After moving to Tonganoxie, Kansas in 2006, she became a member of the Senior Quilters at The Rifford Center and the Sacred Heart Church quilters. She also volunteered at the Good Shepard Thrift Center in Tonganoxie.
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth A (Judi) and Francis L. (Mary K.) ,5 grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and a step great grandson.
Services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie, Kansas on January 29 with visitation beginning at 9 AM immediately followed by the funeral Mass at 10:30. Burial will be at Holy Angels Cemetery, Basehor, Kansas.
Donations are suggested to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church building fund or The Rifford Center.
(Condolences may be expressed at: Arrangements: Porter Funeral Home & Crematory, 1835 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS (913) 621-6400)