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Hazel Tefft

d. December 15, 2012

Hazel Dean Tefft, age 90, of Neodesha, Kansas died December 15, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Neodesha, Kansas.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 20, 2012 at the Loran Fawcett Chapel in Neodesha, Kansas with the Pastor Dave Cheshier officiating. Burial will follow in the Altoona Cemetery under the direction of the Loran Fawcett Chapel in Neodesha.

Visitation hours will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 20, 2012 with the family receiving friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Loran Fawcett Chapel. Friends may leave online condolences at

The family has suggested memorials to the Wilson County 4H Foundation and contributions may be left at the Loran Fawcett Chapel in Neodesha, Kansas.

Hazel Dean Tefft was born April 13, 1922 in Elgin, Kansas to Orren Michael and Nellie Mattox Michael.

On January 16, 1943 Hazel married Benjamin Tefft in Fredonia, Kansas and he preceded her in death. Hazel worked as a C.A.N. at Wilson County Hospital for many years. She was the very first Employee of the Month. She was proud that she was in the nursery and delivery room for two generations of Wilson county citizens. She volunteered for several years at the hospital after she retired and was WCH Volunteer of the month in April of 1995. She was active in TLC Club and WCH Auxillary, and was a 4H leader for 50 years and attended the 50th National 4H forum in Washington, DC. She worked with the local fairs each year. She was a host for The Happy Travelers for many years. BPW awarded her Retired Woman of the Year. She enjoyed crocheting, making crafts, cooking, fishing and watching her great grandchildren race quarter midget cars.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, her husband and daughter Mary Ellen.

Survivors include her son Alvin and wife Dorothy of Topeka, Kansas Grandsons Brian Sr. and wife Tammy of Topeka, Kansas and Scott of Overland Park, Kansas Great Grandson Brian Jr. and great granddaughter Brittany of Topeka, Kansas sister Mary Douglas of Thayer, Kansas and many nieces and nephews.

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