Hazel E. (Snyder)
Hazel E. (Snyder) Gill was born on November 26, 1913 in Whitehouse, Ohio. She passed away on February 12, 2014, at the Plaza Del Rio Care Center in Peoria, AZ, where she had lived for several years.
Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Abner Gill; sisters, Opal, Etheleen, Cecile, Velma, Betty and her brothers, Norman and Floyd Snyder. Also, her youngest daughter, Hazel Wilkerson; sons-in-law, Daryl Wilkerson, Nicolaas Keeman, and a great-grandson, Jamie Petsche. Hazel is survived by daughters, Lorraine Keeman, Sun City, AZ, Ida Dyer and son, James (Cathy) Gill, Toledo, Ohio; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
During her active life, Hazel worked for Champion Spark Plugs for 32 years in Toledo, Ohio. She retired from Champion in 1975, and moved to Glendale, AZ. There, she continued living life to the fullest by being a member and long time volunteer at the Glendale YWCA and received an award for 27 years of dedicated service. Hazel loved games and crafts. She especially enjoyed traveling, playing cards, board games, Bunco and bowling. Her craft hobbies included ceramics, rug hooking, Macrame and much more.
She was loved and respected by all who knew her in the communities she worked and lived and is loved dearly by her family and friends. She was a strong, loving, dedicated and loyal woman and lived an exemplary 100 years. Right to the end of her 100 years on this earth, she was quick with a response to anything asked of her. Her quick wit always made people smile or laugh. She was a woman of few words, and whatever she had to say to anyone was always important. She was an amazing woman with such courage and strength and her laugh and sense of humor had such an affect on everyone she met. Her earthly presence will be greatly missed by all.
Services will be held in Toledo, OH at H.H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home, 3219 Tremainsville Road, and the burial will be at Toledo Memorial Park & Cemetery. The family has requested that you call H.H. Birkenkamp for date and time (419) 473-1301. A memorial will also be planned at a later date for friends and family in Arizona.
Published in Toledo Blade on Feb. 16, 2014