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Hazel M. Stafford
  • Memorial donations may be given to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home.

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“Dear Joanie - We did not get an opportunity to met your Mother, but knew alot about her from your continued love and caring for her these past few...Read More »
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“I am saying a prayer of peace and joy and happy memories. You have been a perfectly devoted daughter. Your mother was so blessed to have you as you...Read More »
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“Joan,, condolances on the loss of your mother. We all miss those we love.I remember what good friends you were with Marnell, and I find that I...Read More »
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Hazel M. Stafford, 96, of McPherson, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center, Wichita. She was a retired nurse aide for McPherson Hospital.

She was born on November 3, 1916, in Topeka, KS, the daughter of George Marion and Erma M. (Batson) Dix. She graduated from McPherson High School in 1934. Hazel was united in marriage to John B. Carpenter in McPherson. He passed away on June 7, 1942. She married John C. Stafford on June 14, 1973. He preceded her in death on October 2, 2005.

Survivors include: her daughter, Joan Carpenter of Wichita, KS; sister, Gwen Eck of McPherson, KS; and two nephews, Joe Eck of Emporia, KS and George Eck and wife, Mona, of McPherson, KS.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, sister, Dora Wildermuth, and brothers-in-law, Leonard Eck and Alvin Wildermuth.

A private graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at the McPherson Cemetery with Rev. Tim Lytle officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.