Janie Elaine Owen Hurst, 64, of Salisbury, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury, NC surrounded by family. She was born April 20, 1954 in Cheyenne, WY to Charles Thomas and Margaret Rice Owen.
Janie studied theology and religion at Lenoir Rhyne College and Appalachian State University. She then worked as a hairdresser for 20 years before taking over as the office manager for her husband's chiropractic office, Dr. Hugh Hurst in Salisbury. She was a lifetime member of Salem Lutheran Church and enjoyed singing in the choir. Janie loved to be outside working in her garden and hiking. She was a very talented cook, and she loved to spend time with her family and friends.
Janie is survived by her husband, Hugh William Hurst, whom she married on May 19, 1974; a son, William Owen Hurst and wife Emily of Greensboro; a daughter, Addie Ruth Hurst Steltzer and husband Kurt of Salisbury; a brother, Wilburn “Wib” Owen and wife Jodie of Garner; and numerous extended family members and close friends.
There will be a drop-in celebration of life for Mrs. Hurst on Sunday, May 19, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, at Cauble Creek Vineyard, 700 Cauble Farm Rd, Salisbury, NC 28147.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to METAvivor to support research for metastatic breast cancer or Little Pink Houses of Hope.
Powles Staton Funeral Home is assisting the Hurst family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Janie Hurst, please visit our Tribute Store.