Hazel Marie Maxwell, age 85, former resident of Presbyterian Village, and more recently of Medicalodge, died early Friday, April 02, 2010, at Mercy Health Center.
She was born Aug. 20, 1924 in Devon, Kan, the daughter of William Harrington and Marion Mae Fetterly Harrington.
Hazel was a 1942 graduate of Fort Scott High School. She received her Master degree from Pittsburg State University.
She met her husband, Kenneth Ellsworth Maxwell, through school and they married on May 23, 1943, while she was teaching her first year at Crescent Grade School in Devon. Kenneth preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 2001.
Hazel taught 43 years at a number of schools in the area. The last 26 years was as a kindergarten teacher at Uniontown. She was nominated as Kansas Teacher of the Year.
Hazel lived most of her live on the family dairy farm near Devon.
Hazel and Kenneth enjoyed taking many trips in their motor home.
She was a member of the Uniontown United Missionary Baptist Church.
Hazel's past and present hobbies include bowling, cooking, embroidery work, gardening and church work. She was an avid collector of carnival glass. She loved animals and was very fond of her cat Boots.
Survivors include a daughter Marilyn Jean Doss and husband Erwin; Sheridan, Wyoming; two grandchildren, Gary George and wife Renee, Castle Rock, Colorado, and Beth Burtis and husband Larry, Sheridan, Wyoming; and two great-grandchildren, Kyle Taylor and Jessica Taylor. Also surviving are three nieces, one nephew, and special friends, Leland and Mary Wood, Fort Scott.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Carrie Perry and a great great granddaughter, Bailey George.
There was cremation. No services are planned at this time. Private family burial will be held at a later date.
Memorials in her memory may be made to the Uniontown Missionary Baptist Church and left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.