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Hazel B. Hollingsworth Powell


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Hazel B. Hollingsworth Powell Obituary
Hazel B. Hollingsworth Powell

Born: Sept. 12, 1917; in Greenwood, MS

Died: July 15, 2014; in Woodstock

Hazel Beatrice Hollingsworth Powell, age 96, of Woodstock, formerly of rural Barrington, died July 15, 2014, in Woodstock, IL.

She was born on September 12, 1917, to George and Lena Hollingsworth, in Greenwood, Mississippi. She was a graduate of Millsaps College.

Hazel served in communications as a Navy WAVE during WWII. After spending many years raising her five children, she became an elementary school teacher in Carpentersville. Hazel was a loving, creative mother, an excellent cook, a gifted seamstress, an avid flower gardener, a dedicated wife, a woman of faith, had a gift of hospitality and an unmatched, can-do, positive attitude.

Hazel is survived by her loving children, Nancy (Arthur) Andersen, Lea (Robert) Tonkin, Ted (Rita) Powell, Ellen Anderson and Alice (Rudy) Haefke; grandchildren, Laura (Scott) Miller, Lisa (Kevin) Nelson, Summer Powell, Brittany (Michael) Powell Parich, Ilze Anderson, Ian (Tara) Anderson, Esther Anderson, Beau (Caryn) Haefke, Tabitha Haefke and Jack Haefke; great-grandchildren, Kari, Kirsten and Audrey Miller, Alexis and Katie Countryman, Lilyenne, Madelyne and Vyerra Haefke; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Edward Schuyler Powell; brothers, George, Jack and William Hollingsworth; her parents, and step-father, G. C. Gates.

Memorial service will be held August 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM, at Hearthstone Village, 840 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098;

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hearthstone Communities Senior Living, www.wclsil.org or 815-338-2110.

For information, please contact Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 815-459-3411. For online condolences, please visit www.davenportfamily.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Aug. 3, 2014
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