She was born July 21, 1924, in Mulberry, Kan., the daughter of Alva Leonard and Helen Sarah (Endicott) Pellett.
She married R.B. Shoemaker April 25, 1943, in Garland, Kan. He survives of the home.
She graduated from Fort Scott High School with the Class of 1942 and attended both Fort Scott Community College and Pittsburg State University. Hazel was a minister's wife and homemaker, and also taught school in Crawford County.
In addition to her husband R.B., Hazel is survived by her children, Ruth and Jerry Kennedy of Watonga, Okla., Marilyn and Lyle Adcock of Fort Scott, Sandy and Mike Bussone of Branson, Mo., Paul and Sabrina Shoemaker of Wichita, Kan., Barbara and Bill Niswonger of Merriam, Kan., Carol and Jack Welch of Copperas Cove, Texas, Elaine and Bill Belshe of Fort Scott and Brenda and Warren Henderson of Pomona, Kan.; a sister-in-law, Marian Pellet of Pensacola, Fla.; 19 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jack Pellett.
Funeral services will be conducted by the family at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, July 28, 2012, at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home with burial following at the Clarksburg Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to services on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cherry Grove Baptist Church and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.
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