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Hazel Marie Adams, 85, Kokomo, died at 1:03 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at her residence. She was born Jan. 3, 1933, in Tipton, to the late Jasper and Ethel (Hewitt) Bogue. She married Charles Adams Jan. 7, 1950, in Kokomo. He preceded her in death Jan. 22, 1992.
Hazel was previously owner and operator of Miller's Tavern in Kokomo for 32 years. She worked in restaurants and catering her whole life. Hazel was the first woman in Indiana to hold a bartender's license. She was known for her positive attitude and great sense of humor. She enjoyed crocheting and reading.
Surviving are her two daughters, Sally Ann (Danny) Vyain, and Susan Michelle (David) Hayes; eight grandchildren, Matthew, Allison, Morgan, Brendon, Devin, Madison, Riley, and Creighton; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Edna Lou; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Preceding her in death were her loving husband of 42 years, Charles; her great-grandson, Vincent Joseph Kindt; her parents; six brothers; and four sisters.
There will be a celebration of life for Hazel from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Hazel's memory to Salvation Army or St. Jude Hospital. Envelopes will be provided at the mortuary. You are invited to read Hazel's obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com, where you may leave an online condolence for the family.
Published on January 17, 2018
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