Sandra Lucille Hurst


CRESTON — Sandra (Sam) Hurst, 67, passed away surrounded by her family at home on July 27. Sam was born on Jan. 16, 1955, in West Helena, Arkansas.

Sam enjoyed watching her birds and dancing. She never lost her sense of humor to the very end and always had a witty comeback. She loved her job at the gas station where she got to visit with her regulars, especially Billy.

Sam is survived by her husband, William Hurst of Creston; their six children: Matthew (Katie) Vaupel of Amboy, Michael Hurst of Davis Junction, Melissa (Clint) Capes of Rochelle, Mandy (James) Mason of Rochelle, Megan Vaupel of Rochelle and Matthew Hurst of Rochelle as well as her 15 grandchildren; one brother; Larry (Vicki) Wyrick of Allen, Texas and two sisters, Barb (Lynn) Hicks and Jennifer (Corey) Dean both of Quincy. As well as extended family and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Annie Wyrick, her brother-in-law Rick Hurst, sister-in-law Judy Finley, mother-in-law Maggie Hurst and cousin Cheryl Henert.

There will be a celebration of life from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 31 at the VFW, 318 4th Ave, Rochelle. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Unity Hospice of Rochelle. Affordable Cremation & Funeral Service is assisting the family. To express online condolences, please visit: www.affordablecremationbelvidere.com.

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