Jessie M. Huryta, 76, of Grand Island died July 17, 2019 at CHI St. Francis. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Apfel Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Jessie was born on July 21, 1942 in Bloomington, NE, to Charles and Vinnie (Caskey) Townsend. She grew up in various towns in Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, and Arkansas. She was united in marriage to Donald Huryta on January of 1960. The couple made their home in Ravenna until Donald’s death in 1991. Jessie moved to Grand Island in 2004. Jessie enjoyed farming, traveling, spending time with family, and meeting new friends.
Survivors include her partner of 28 years: Joan Jones of Grand Island; son: Steven Huryta of Grand Island; step children: Aaron (Tara Muchow) Jones of Las Vegas, NV, Johanna (Rick) Ellis of Wakefield, NE, Amanda (Todd Rollins) Andrews of Buffalo, MO; 18 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sister: Julie Jones of Longmont, CO; sister-in-law: Estelline Townsend of Caldwell, KS; nieces: Wanda, Teresa (Rex), Ginger (Kevin); nephews: Ricky (Elaine), David, and Scott all of KS; and fur baby: Zoey.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers: Gene, Charles, and Walton; sister: Charlotte; and mother-in-law: Emma.