Shane Elizabeth (Cox) Hurley, 46, sadly passed away on February 27, 2021 after a 15 year battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis. “Shanie”, as she was affectionately known, is survived by her beloved husband, Kevin, and her amazing daughters, Brittan and Ashlyn. She also leaves behind her parents, Liz and Gary Cox, in-laws Bob and Kris Hurley, brother Craig (Lori) Cox, sister-in-law Melissa (Jim) Hand, nieces Megan (Adam) Norris, Rebecca, and Emilie, and nephews CJ, Derek, Xander, and Lucas, and a house full of cherished kitties.
Shanie had a smile that lit up every room she was in, and a laugh that was contagious. She found joy in everything, and saw the good in everyone. Every moment spent in her company made others feel welcomed, appreciated, and happier.
Shanie was passionate about many things, but at the top of that list was her family. Even as she bravely fought through the pain of her RA, she was a regular sight on the sidelines of gymnastics meets, soccer games and anything else her girls were doing. As a mother, Shanie was a pushover for a little treat from Starbucks, a special outing to a favorite place, and especially for a shopping trip- to the mall or online! Shanie felt every emotion that her girls felt. She shared in their joys and hurt through their sadness. Brittan and Ashlyn are lucky to have had Shanie as a mom. Shanie was also the sweetest daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, or sister-in-law you could ask for. And she was the BEST aunt to her nieces and nephews.
Shanie also had a passion for children and found her calling in her long career at Hugs-n-Hearts. She was a born caregiver, and always had a special place in the heart of every family lucky enough to have her teaching their child. Her impact on so many children’s lives will survive long into the future, and the world is a better place for it.
Shanie was a fierce and loving friend. In just one conversation, she had the ability to be compassionate, supportive, sarcastic, and sassy. She had a light that drew people to her, charmed us all in an instant, and created friendships that we should all be so fortunate to have.
And though their road was long and sometimes hard, Shanie and Kevin showed us what true love is. As high-school sweethearts at St. Francis DeSales, they were the quintessential cute couple! They were so completely bonded that they were able to endure the trials that her RA would bring. Kevin was devoted to Shanie, and cared for her so lovingly for all these years. They truly are an example of how to selflessly love.
Because of the pain she went through for all of these years, Shanie was ready to leave this world, even if we weren’t ready to see her go. She insisted that her life be celebrated, memories be shared, joy be felt in her passing.
Services for Shanie will be Wednesday, March 3rd from 3:30-5:30 at Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home in Canal Winchester. There will be a memorial service immediately following the calling hours at 5:30 p.m. Masks are required to attend services.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Shanies favorite charities, Homeless to Home charity (homelesstohome.com) or (email@example.com) or Cat Welfare Columbus (catwelfareassociation.org). Online condolences can be made at www.spencefuneralhome.com.
The Hurley Family thanks you all for your love and support.