William ‘Bill’ Kent Hurner, 67, Overbrook: Sept. 4, 1953 – April 5, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

William ‘Bill’ Kent Hurner, 67, Overbrook: Sept. 4, 1953 – April 5, 2021

OVERBROOK, Kan. – William “Bill” Kent Hurner, 67, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021, at his home in rural Overbrook, Kan. He was born Sept. 4, 1953, in Monroe, Neb., the son of Kenneth and Delores (Penhollow) Hurner.

Bill had lived in Scranton, Kan., for several years before moving to the farm near Overbrook in 1996.

Bill graduated from Nodaway County High School, Graham, Mo., in 1971. He served in the United States Air Force from 1972 to 1975 during the Vietnam War.

Bill married Orlana Snell, in January 2005. They shared more than 16 years of marriage.

Bill worked as a supervisor for Essex Wire, Topeka, Kan., for more than 20 years until the plant closed. After Essex closed, Bill then turned his time to his and Orlana’s true passion and business, Future Quarter Horses. Bill was a local horse farrier, trainer and breeder. He also worked at the Overbrook Sale Barn for many years.

He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, the Osage Wrangler Team Penning Club, and always helped with the North Osage 4-H Club.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Delores.

Bill is survived by his wife, Orlana, of the home; three children, Jess Farrell, Topeka, Dusty Rolla, Carbondale, Kan., and Stony (Carrie) Eagle, Overbrook; and his six grandchildren that he loved and adored, Ellie (Christian Davis), J.D., Abbie, Piper, Landrie and Eli.

Bill will be cremated and a memorial service will be announced for a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Osage 4-H Club, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.


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