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Hazel Wilma Dodson

Female 1906 - 1979  (72 years)


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  • Name Hazel Wilma Dodson 
    Born 11 Dec 1906  Webster Ranch, Between Zurich and Webster, Rooks County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Aug 1979  Russell, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 28 Aug 1979  Mt. Herman Cemetery, Paradise, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2845  Thompson
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2005 

    Father Walter Lee Dodson 
    Mother Maude Bishop 
    Family ID F1202  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clarence Everett Harrell,   d. 14 Apr 1969, Paradise, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 05 May 1934  Osborne, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Millard Lee Harrell
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2005 
    Family ID F1034  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Obit:
      Hazel Wilma Harrell, 72, died Saturday, August 25, 1979, at the Russell City Hopital, Russell, Kansas. She had been in the hospital since Wednesday.
      She was born December 11, 1906 to Walter Lee and Maude (Bishop) Dodson in Rooks County, Kansas, on the Webster Ranch, between Zurich and Webster. When she was one year old she and her family moved to Simila, Colorado, in a covered wagon to homestead. She attended her first year of school at Simila.
      Her family then moved to Lincoln County, Kansas, by covered wagon and lived there for six years. At that time Hazel's dad traded their Colorado Homestead for land northeast of Paradise. While they were living there, Hazel graduated from high school in Paradise and worked at the grocery store for several years.
      Hazel was appointed Postmaster of the Paradise, Kansas, Post Office in 1933. She retired from the Post Office in 1967. The Paradise community gave her a 34-year retirement celebration as Postmaster.
      Hazel and Clarence Everett "Dick" Harrell were married May 5, 1934, in Osborne, Kansas. To this union was born one son, Millard Lee. Dick died April 14, 1969, at Paradise, Kansas.
      Hazel moved to Russell in 1972 and was able to live in Elkhart, Kansas a few months at a time, from 1975 to 1978, to be with her grandchildren (Kelby and Gwendolyn Harrell) more. She was able to enjoy this past July 4th week with her family in Elkhart.
      Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Dick and one brother, Earl.
      Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Millard and Onnalee Harrell, Elkhart; two grandchildren, Kelby and Gwendolyn Harrell, Elkhart; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Howard and Neva Lee Dodson and Walter and Elsie Dodson, Russell, Kansas; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Alice and Fred Whitman, Helen and Harold Burger, Russell, Kansas and Elma and Jack Lowder, Wichita, Kansas; and several nieces and nephews.

    Died:
    • Died at Russell City Hospital, Russell, Kansas.

    Buried:
    • Memorial Services were 28 Aug 1979 at the Paradise United Methodist Church, Paradise, Kansas.


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