Hazel Annette Smith

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Hazel Annette Smith

May 11, 1922 - March 13, 2019

Hazel Annette Smith Hazel Annette Smith, 96, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Kokomo. She was born May 11, 1922, in Lafayette, Indiana, to the late Noah and Anna (Hurst) Justice. Hazel graduated from West Point High School and worked at Mary Mac Shoppe in Kokomo for 16 years.
In 1941, Hazel was married to Russell Gordon Smith in Kentucky. Russell preceded Hazel in passing in 1996. They had resided in Port Charlotte, Florida, where Hazel belonged to Women of the Moose #1619, Women's American Legion Auxillary, and Elks Lodge. She also spent a great deal of time volunteering at hospitals and nursing homes while in Florida. Hazel enjoyed spending her free time by playing cards, bowling, golfing, and dancing. Even in her later years, Hazel was quite the adventurist, going for hot air balloon rides and going up in her son's glider.
Hazel is survived by her children, Mary Ann (Melvin) Harth, Hal C. (Jennifer) Smith, and Richard G. Smith; grandchildren, Jacinda Mahon, Debra Mund, Melissa Williams, Erin (Aaron) Starr, Schuyler Smith, and Breanna (fiancé Julian Medina) Smith; great-grandchildren, Wesley (Courtney) Beckom, Cassandra (Kevin) Davin, Jace Bryant, Dillon Mund, Kayela (fiancé Shayne Riley) Williams, Justice Williams, Truman Smith, and Kennedy Smith; great-great-grandchildren, Lyla and Lyndin Davin, Corrigan and Carringtyn Beckom; stepgrandchildren, Aimee (Chase) Romero and Abbee (Mike) Summers; stepgreat-grandchildren, Keyton, Kaeden, and Kamryn Romero, and Harlowe, Nolen, and Irelyn Summers; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Hazel was preceded in passing by her grandsons, Ryan Smith and Matthew Smith; six brothers, and four sisters.
There will be a public visitation for Hazel from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the funeral home, with another visitation one hour prior.
Hazel's family would like to acknowledge and thank the nurses and staff at Primrose Retirement Community of Kokomo and Premier Hospice.
To leave an online condolence, please visit www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.
Published on March 14, 2019
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