Blanche Hurst, 91 years old, resided with daughter until becoming a resident of Fair Acres in October 2023, formerly of Boothwyn and Chester. Died peacefully on December 21, 2023 at Fair Acres Geriatric Center.
Born February 3, 1932. Raised in Upland and graduated from Chester High School class of 1949. Upon graduation worked at Bell Telephone in Philadelphia then Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock in Chester. She retired from the business office at Fair Acres Geriatric Center in Media. Blanche was a past member of Holy Saviour Catholic Church in Linwood, PA.
Blanche was pleasant and easy going. She enjoyed music and could often be heard humming and tapping her feet to her favorite tunes. She liked musicals and also looked forward to watching reruns of the Lawrence Welk Show on Saturday nights.
In her younger years she liked playing the slots in Atlantic City, going to the theater, and traveling to Hawaii with family. She looked forward to family vacations at the Jersey shore and Delaware beaches where she enjoyed walking the boards and getting her favorite fudge. At home, banana ice cream from the local home made ice cream parlor was her favorite.
Blanche was very much a family person and was always happy spending time with them in addition to her dear friend, Ellen Dolski. She had many good times and lots of laughs with her sister and brothers and their spouses including many late nights playing pinochle.
Blanche will be remembered as a special person who was funny, loyal, thoughtful, kind and who always had time to listen. She always provided support and love for her family and was always excited to proudly boast about all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is together again with her husband, Harold William Hurst and son, Scott Andrew Hurst who she missed very much. Her parents, James and Blanche Annett Scholes, eight siblings - James, Harold, Edward, John, and Howard "Hub" Scholes, Elizabeth "Betty" Sperg, infant, William and infant, Agnes Marlene.
She is survived by her devoted daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Brian Parker of Aston, PA; seven grandchildren - Scott (Sarah) Hurst, William (Gabby) Hurst, Brittney Hurst, and Xandra Hurst; Blake, Christian, and Andrew Parker and three great grandchildren - Nicolette and Emily Hurst and Olivia Walls; brother, Donald (Emma) Scholes of Woodstown, NJ, and many nieces and nephews.
If you would like, please choose your favorite charity to make a donation in Blanche’s name or simply give back by doing an act of kindness.