HAZEL L. SMITH, age 90, of Fort Wayne, died on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Mrs. Smith was born in Longview, Texas on September 1, 1921 to the late Dee and Emma (Phillips) McCann.
She married Donald Vern Smith on March 4, 1944 at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Don preceded her death on October 9, 1967.
Hazel was an assistant case worker at the Allen County Welfare Department. She also worked in the office at W.T. Grant Warehouse.
She loved tending to her flowers, gardening, cooking and baking. She loved spending time with her family. Hazel was also a founding member of the Faith Baptist Church in Fort Wayne and was involved with the of XYZ program.
Daughter, Judy and Bill Frantz of Fort Wayne.
Son, Donald and Janet Smith of Warren.
Son, Dave and Linda Smith of Huntertown.
Daughter, Laura and Joe Myers of Fort Wayne.
Daughter-in-law, Peggy Smith of Fort Wayne.
20 grandchildren: Chris and Craig Ruskaup of Fort Wayne; Julie and Bob Kimes of Leo; Andrew and Theresa Frantz of Smithfield, Virginia; Tony Frantz of Fort Wayne; Nicole and Brandon Brooks of Fort Wayne; Julie Longenberger of Bluffton; Larry and Jeanette Lundeen of Ossian; Ronnie Smith of Fort Wayne; Christie Reagan of Peru; Greg Smith of Fort Wayne; Holly Collins of Warren; Shelly and Mike Green of Bluffton; Jeff and Michelle Smith of Fort Wayne; Brian Smith of Fort Wayne; Allison Smith, Amanda Smith and Alex Smith of Fort Wayne; Joe Myers, Lyndsay Myers, and Jacob Myers of Fort Wayne.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Richard Smith, who died July 19, 2007; brothers, Feemster "Mack" McCann, Levy McCann; and sisters, Thelma Foote, Lucille Grey, Marion Franklin.
Funeral services will be Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 12:00 noon at Faith Baptist Church, 6600 Trier Road in Fort Wayne with visitation two hours before the funeral service.
Officiating the funeral service will be Pastor Steve Roper.
Burial will be at Merriam Christian Chapel Cemetery in Merriam, Indiana.
Preferred memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church or Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home.
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