Elizabeth Hassler

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  • "Truly it was a blessing to know and care for Mrs. Hassler..."
    - Cawanda Jones-Golden
  • "Not having met Elizabeth, I can still determine the beauty..."
    - Susan Leahy
  • "Mom, you are my Angel. Thank you for blessing my life and..."
    - Sheri Hassler Hightower
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Surrounded by the loving arms of her children, Eloise completed the earthly quest God asked of her. Born in Little Rock, AR, to Cyrus and Mildred Tipton Nelson, she served God her entire life. She graduated from Little Rock High School and Hendrix College. While caravanning across the U.S. for the Methodist Church, she met Rev. John Warner Hassler and they were married over 54 years. In 1952, she graduated from SMU Perkins School of Theology and began their lifelong vocation in church ministry. While her life overflowed with faith, grace, and love of God and family, there was ALWAYS room at the table or a place to sleep for a friend (or even a friend of a friend).

The Methodist Church appointed John & Eloise to serve in Beaumont, Magnolia, AR, Little Rock, Lake Charles, Shreveport, Houston, Galveston, Marshall, Houston (again), West University, Beaumont (again), Missouri City and finally the Seaman's Center at the Port of Houston. During these years, Eloise worked in the church as well as Texas Department of Public Safety, Gulf Oil, McKesson Chemical, Sysco, and retired from Methodist Hospital.

Many years the family camped for two weeks in their Tipi on the Buffalo River National Park. After retirement, Eloise and John loved to cruise with family and friends to Hawaii, Portugal, Alaska, Israel, Jordan and Canada.

Eloise is preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her children: Jane and husband Harold Pate of Austin, Carol Hassler Howard, Dave and wife Lisa DeBerardino Hassler, and Sheri Hassler Hightower, all of Conroe. Grandchildren: Jason Radican, Jennifer Hassler Darnell, Jonathan Taylor Howard, Caitlin Hassler Davis, Jewels Howard and Nico Birdwell; and 7 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Dick Nelson and family from Little Rock, AR.

Our family would like to express appreciation for the outstanding care of Mom by Robert & Lorena Stone, and loving staff of Genesis Senior Care (14552 FM 2854, Montgomery, TX) and Compassionate Care Hospice. They cared for Mom and the entire family with extraordinary dignity and compassion for the past 2-1/2 years. The family would also like to thank her amazing private caregivers for the unselfish time they committed to her: Carolyn Rose Johnson at home in 2007 - 2009; LaTresha Lovelady and Cawanda Jones during her health crisis in 2014.

Memorial Service will be on December 27, 2016 @ 2pm at Onalaska United Methodist Church, 700 Hwy 356 South, Onalaska, TX 77360 (936) 646-5859.

In lieu of flowers, in Eloise's memory, contributions can be made to Onalaska United Methodist Church, PO Box 598, Onalaska, TX 77360, or the Texas Alzheimer's Assoc, Houston-SE Texas Chapter, 6055 S.Loop East, Houston, TX 77087-1005 (713) 314-1313. (http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Events/Tributes-AlzheimersChampions?pxfid=382676&fr_id=1060&pg=fund).


Published on yourconroenews.com from Dec. 23, 2016 to Jan. 5, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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