Hazel Agatha Shemas (1919 - 2015)

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Hazel Agatha Shemas, 95, State College, formerly of DuBois, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College.
Born Dec. 28, 1919, in Morrisdale, she was the daughter of the late Cecil B. and Luella E. Sones Coble. She married Michael Shemas on July 13, 1946. He preceded her in death March 17, 1976.
She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in State College, Trinity Lutheran Church in DuBois, Ladies Auxiliary for the American Legion Post #17 in DuBois for 40 years and served as President of the New Hope Circle at Trinity Lutheran Church.
She is survived by two children, Jacquelyn K. Allen and her husband, Charles, of DuBois; Sharon A. Rivell and her husband, Richard, of State College; two sisters, Odessa Lamb, of Philipsburg and Leora Quick of Wallaceton; three grandchildren: Gerald (Annie) Allen, Darien, Conn., C. Howard (Miranda) Allen, DuBois, and Anne Marie Rivell, State College; and four great-grandchildren: Hannah, Mariah, Charlotte and Teddy. She was also preceded in death by four sisters: Agnes Hubler, Elvada Mucha, Beverly Schucker and Leona Gallaher; and four brothers: Maynard, Sanford, Leo and Gerald Coble.
Hazel was employed at Montgomery Ward in DuBois from 1978-84; however, she was a homemaker for most of her life.
Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Grace Lutheran Church, 205 S. Garner Street, State College. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at the church with the Rev. Alison S. Bowlan officiating. Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery, DuBois at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church, Attn: Women of Grace, 205 S. Garner Street, State College, PA 16801.
Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College.
Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Courier Express from Aug. 26 to Aug. 27, 2015
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