Monday, September 13, 2010

Hazel (Turner) Wells Obit

Hazel (Turner) Wells Obit: "





SENECA — Hazel E. Wells, 96, of Seneca, passed away, Thursday, Aug. 26, at Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna, Ill.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at First United Methodist Church in Seneca with the Rev. Tom Bourke officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at church. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Seneca.

Hazel was born Oct. 30, 1913, in Chatsworth , Ill., to George and Verna (DeMarcus) Turner. She married Kenneth Wells Aug. 7, 1933, in Pontiac. He died in January 1963.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Seneca.

Hazel moved to Seneca in 1943. She left there in 1964 to the Chicago suburbs, where she worked for 11 years. She returned to Seneca in 1975 and became very active at First United Methodist Church and also Ruth's Circle. In 2003, Hazel moved to Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna to be closer to her daughter.

Hazel enjoyed cooking, reading, craft work and quilting, but most of all, spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by one daughter, Wanda (Merle) Long of Savanna; three sons, Jerald of Chicago, Donald (Joyce) of Madison, Ind., and Ronald of Seneca; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Hazel is preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church of Seneca or FHN Hospice, 773 W. Lincoln Blvd., Suite 403, Freeport, IL 61032.

The online guestbook may be viewed and remembrances shared at

Osborne-Nelson Funeral Home

135 Lincoln St., Seneca, IL 61360


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