Sally Hurst

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Allan Hurst: This is Mom eating a hot dog, taken at the Chicago Costco. She had never been to a Costco before, and this started a several year tradition of my renting a car (via Zipcar) to drive her to Costco to pick up such essentials as bags of crumbled bacon boxes of chocolate, and Zion National kosher hot dogs, among other delicacies. All of Mom's girlfriends were jealous because THEIR sons didn't take THEM to Costco for $1.50 jumbo kosher hot dogs. (Several of their children were quite irate with me for "upping the ante" on them.)

Sally Plaut Hurst
01 Jan 1931 - 02 Jul 2014

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Chi-Town Squares


Sally Hurst was Allan Hurst’s mother, and Randy Hensley’s mother-in-law.

After her husband Bill died in 2001, she lived alone in Chicago until 2010.

Allan was visiting her when 9/11 occurred, and he was stuck in Chicago for several weeks. That night (9/11/2001) was a Chi-Town Squares introduction to square dancing. Tired of watching the news on TV, Allan took Sally to Chi-Town’s intro night, where she became part of the new Basic/Mainstream/Plus class, and danced with the club for several years.

She began developing dementia a few years later, and stopped dancing with the club, though she continued to support the club by renewing her membership faithfully, and sending treats such as her famous beef brisket to Chi-Town potlucks and dances.


Hurst, Sally P. (nee Plaut) Beloved wife of the late William Thornton Hurst. Died peacefully at her residence in Menlo Park, California at the age of 83, due to dementia. Adored daughter of the late Adrian and Martha Plaut. Loving mother of Allan Plaut Hurst. Dear sister of the late Karyl Plaut Ross. Fond Aunt of Susan Plaut Sherman and Cynthia Plaut Crain. Per her last wishes, no visitation will be held, and she will have a interment privately at Mount Isaiah Israel Cemetery in Chicago. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made in Sally's name to All Join Hands Foundation LTD / PO Box 9942 / Phoenix AZ 85068 or A Memorial Service to be held on Friday July 18, 2014, 2:00 PM at The Weinstein Funeral Home, 111 Skokie Blvd, Wilmette, IL 60091. For info [[1]][1]

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  1. Chicago Sun-Times (Chicago, IL) Monday, 14 Jul 2014