Longtime Venice, Fla., resident Edith Robbins Hurt died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at the age of 104.
She was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Edith was a graduate of Hathaway Brown School and received a bachelor’s degree in business from Ohio Wesleyan University. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority.
Edith married Joseph A. Hurt in 1933. They moved from Ohio to Brindletown (near Morganton), N.C., to mine for gold. They also raised racehorses and owned a lumber business. They moved to Venice in 1947, where her husband, Joe, was active in real estate and land development.
Edith was a Mayflower descendant of John Howland. She cofounded the Venice College Club. She worked at The Shopping Guide, then the IHS nursing home, where she was a receptionist and later worked in Activities until her retirement at age 91.
She drove until she was over 99 years old. Edith loved the beach and credited her long life in part to so many years regularly swimming in the Gulf.
She is survived by son Bill; daughter Jo-Anne; grandchildren Joe Hurt, Randy Hurt, Mary McMullen and Nova Johnson; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, in 1963; her son Carlton; and her two brothers, William and James Robbins. Her son Jay died Aug. 31, 2013.
Services: Services will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. at Farley Funeral Home, Venice, Fla., Chapel. To send condolences, visit: