Hazel I. Hines
Hazel I. Hines, longtime Ashley centurion, passed away peacefully Sunday morning (Sept. 16, 2012) at Wintersong Village, just 26 days shy of celebrating her 102 birthday.
She was born in Cardington Oct. 12, 1910, to the late Tom and Flossie (Corwin) Laycox and was a lifelong area resident. Before retiring, Hazel worked as an office assistant with the former Sun Ray Stove Company.
She was a devoted member of the Stantontown Advent Christian Church, a life member of the Delaware Eagles Auxiliary, a member of the Ladies Home Mission, and Ashley Senior Citizens. Described as selfless, she enjoyed making others happy. She loved to dance in her younger years, especially square dancing. She was always sharp as a tack, both in her dress and knowledge. Hazel loved the change of the seasons and the colors of the fall seasons were her favorite. She enjoyed traveling and experiencing nature. In her flower gardens was where she was the happiest and at her best. She treasured time spent there and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by son, Harley (Marquita) Hines of Ashley; daughter, Jenny (Larry) Witt of Ashley; eight grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; as well as her four-legged kids, Jade and Peppy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl, in 1980; a son, Gerald, in 1977; daughter-in-law, Grace Hines; grandchildren, Kathy Logue, Kevin Hines, Tom Wallace; sisters, Jean Keith, Peggy Legg; and brothers, Jim and Tom Laycox.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Bennett, Brown, Rodman, and Snyder Funeral Home in Ashley, where services will follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Keith Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in Ashley Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Delaware County.
Condolences may be expressed at snyderfuneralhomes.com.