Hazel Virginia (Yearout) Davis, 92, of Dewey, passed away peacefully at 5:45 AM on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at the Bartlesville Care & Rehab Community.
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Hazel was born in Dewey Oklahoma on May 22, 1921. She was the first born from the union of James C. Yearout and Bessie M. Bush. She grew up in the Dewey/Bartlesville area and graduated high school in 1938, as a member of the last graduating class from the present Bartlesville Central Middle School. On December 23, 1939, in Bartlesville, Hazel married Leonard Kauffman. From this union one daughter was born. On November 18, 1944, Hazel married Louis M. Davis who had recently returned from combat in WWII. From this union two sons and one daughter were born. After raising her four children, Hazel graduated from the Bartlesville Beauty College, and began a long career as a cosmetologist. She made many long term friends during her time as a beauty shop owner and continued to perform her trade until she was well up in her 80's.
Hazel was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother and friend to many. She attended the Dewey Christian Church and for many years was a member of the Fidelis Bible School Class which she enjoyed very much. Hazel belonged to the Red Hat Society, Heaven Bound ladies group, her neighborhood club, and the Class of 38 reunion committee. She was a talented seamstress, homemaker, and loved to crochet. Most of all she loved being surrounded by her family and especially all the grandchildren and great grandchildren. They brought a smile to her face and helped keep the twinkle in her eyes.
Hazel is survived by her four children. Myrna Eisele and her husband Norman of rural Fredonia Kansas, Louis Davis Jr. and wife Billie of Bartlesville, Sharon Marrs and husband Gary of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, and Michael Davis and wife Debbie of Dewey. Two brothers, Larry Novak and wife Carol of Austin Texas and Dan Novak and wife Andrea of Bartlesville. Eleven grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and one sister-in-law Helen Yearout plus a host of dear friends. Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, two sisters and one grandchild.
Hazel's family will receive friends at the Davis Family Funeral Home, (918-534-3030), 113 S. Osage (Hwy. 75), Dewey, on Thursday, December 19, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the
in c/o of the Dewey Christian Church, PO Box 640, Dewey, OK 74029. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.DavisFamilyFuneralHome.com.
Funeral services for Hazel Davis will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at the Dewey Christian Church located at 9th and Wyandotte in Dewey. Pastor Casey Parham will officiate. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Carter Davis and the Davis Family Funeral Home.
Davis Family Funeral Home
113 S. Osage Avenue
Dewey, OK 74029
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Dec. 19, 2013 to Jan. 18, 2014