Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Faith Arlene Hurst

Faith Arlene Hurst, age 74, of Shelby, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at OhioHealth Shelby Hospital Emergency Department. Although her death was unexpected to us here on Earth, her faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ allows us to know she now rests in His presence.

Faith was born October 22, 1946 in Hocking County, Logan, Ohio to the late Ernest and Mary (Powell) Baker. She was well known as a driver for the Amish and Mennonite communities, a job she genuinely enjoyed and loved. For her family, she loved to make fudge and noodles, especially for the grandchildren.  In her free time, she loved crocheting, reading books, and doing puzzles. Faith was a Christian woman who thoroughly enjoyed attending church and was a member of First Apostolic Church of Nankin.

Most importantly, Faith loved her family more than anything. Faith is survived by her husband of nearly 54 years, Ronald Lee Hurst, Sr., whom she wed on September 15,1967. In addition to Ron, she is survived by 7 children: Pamela (Steven) Zilch of South Point, Tamela Craft of Lancaster, Rhonda Notestone of Lancaster, Brian Hurst of Mansfield, Becky Rager of Shelby, Ronald Lee Hurst, Jr. of Corning, and Bruce (Tina) Hurst of Crestline; 18 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; siblings: Phil Baker of Columbus and Robert Baker of Texas; and numerous other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren; a great grandchild; and siblings: Charles Baker, David Baker, Charlotte Baker, Leoma Harden, and Lyda Kornmiller.

Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, February 14,2021 from 2-5 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be held on Monday, February 15, 2021 at 11 am. Funeral services will also be live streamed on the funeral home Facebook page, Pastor E. M. Kelley, her pastor, will officiate the services with burial following in Adario Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Apostolic Church of Nankin, 817 Township Road, Ashland, Ohio 44805.

Appropriate ways to express sympathy to those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence at or by leaving a comment on Faith’s obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page.

Memories & Condolence

  1. Mark Meyer says:

    To the wonderful Hurst family whom I have had the pleasure of knowing for 50+ years! Pleasant memories! May the grace and peace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ comfort your hearts and minds. Please accept our deepest condolences.

  2. Carolyn Hurst says:

    We are so sorry for your loss and know you are heart broken. Praying for your entire family during this time that God will you peace and comfort.

  3. Debbie Barber says:

    My heart is sad by the death of my dear Aunt Faith. She was a wonderful and giving lady. Always sweet and she gave great hugs. We all have precious memories that will help ease our pain. Hope to see you all soon. Debbie

  4. Pat Weaver says:

    To the Hurst Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. You will always have loving memories of her sweet smile
    Bless you all.

  5. Paula Rager says:

    Sorry for your loss prayers here hugs she will be missed dearly

  6. Wendy thompson says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss what a wonderful women she was thought and prayers be with u all!!

  7. Jenny McCoy says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Faith was a very sweet lady ❤I enjoyed seeing her at church when i was a little girl. I will keep the family in my prayers

  8. Freda (Gann) Koehnlein says:

    My heart is sadden with the passing of my dear cousin Faith. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. I loved her dearly. We had just talked a few days ago so this was a real shock. May Jesus comfort you during this time.

    Love you all. Freda

  9. Louann Harper says:

    My deepest sympathy and prayers for Bro. Hurst and the family! Sis. Faith was a joy to be with and her laugh and smile was so contagious! I know she will be greatly missed by her family. Praying that the Lord will comfort you all and hold you close in His loving arms..

  10. Robin DiBerardino says:

    God. bless you dear friend till we meet in heaven!

  11. Cheryl Lunsford says:

    So very sorry to see a friend and dear Sister in the Lord leave her family and friends. I rest assured she is rejoicing on streets of gold with a savior she dearly loved. I pray comfort surrounds Pops Ron and rest of the family.

  12. David and Juanita lebo says:

    A friend to our family since we both were teens. You were loved and will be missed. May you enter into the haven of rest.

  13. Derek Hurst Sr says:

    Aunt Faith
    You are loved and will be missed. Thank you for all the love and kindness you showed to me through my life. You are one of the great women in the Hurst family. Always had a smile and a hug for me whenever I would see you. You are in our hearts forever.
    Love your nephew

  14. Dale Anderson says:

    Bruce & Tina;
    All our deepest sympathy to you and your families. Your Mom was a great lady and will be dearly missed. Let us know if we can do anything to help.
    Dale & Judie

  15. Kathy and Dennis Robey says:

    Bruce, Tina, and family, our hearts are broken for you guys. You remain in our thoughts and prayers. God is close to the broken-hearted. May you feel His presence in the midst of it all. There is peace in knowing you will see her again. That is a promise from God. (John 3:16). We love you guys very much.

    Lex, I know this is hard for you. Your Mimi loved her grandkids very much. She was proud of your dedication to serve this beautiful country of ours. May you feel love surround you today from family and friends both near and far and know, without a doubt, you are wrapped in the loving arms of Jesus through these hard days. Love you. (Aunt Kathy)

  16. Pamela White says:

    I was saddened to hear about her sudden death. Faith was Ronnie always treated me with such kindness as if I were a part of their family. God has surely prepared a beautiful place for her to rest until our Lord returns. God bless her family and be with them at this time of their morning.

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