Hazel Marie Graves Holt, Age: 99
Sept. 6, 1919 -- Jun 26, 2019

 

Hazel Holt was born September 6, 1919 near Ballard, MO – the youngest child of Goldie (Hagan Hooker) and Charles Walter Graves. In addition to her parents, Hazel’s beloved family consisted of her two half-brothers Chloe and Howard Hooker (her Mother was a young widow when she married Charles Graves), sisters Mildred, Mabel, Helen, and brother Cecil.

The family moved from Bates County, MO to Kansas in 1921’s. They farmed at 

various locations in Franklin and Johnson County. In 1932 they moved to the farm near 

Edgerton where they lived many years.  

Hazel attended Round Oak, Splinterville, the historic one-room Lanesville School and Larrick rural grades schools. After graduating from Edgerton Rural High School, she moved to Kansas City Mo. She worked at various places including Sosland & Darling Envelope companies, graduated from the Institute of Practical Nursing, and retired from Woolf Brothers clothing store in 1981. 

 

She married the love of her life, Teddie Hardin Holt, in 1958. They lived in Independence, MO for many happy years devoted to each other and enjoyed doing numerous activities together – working in their yard & gardening (she had quite a “green thumb”), fishing, hunting, and walking. One of her proudest memories of walking was in the 2001 Race for Cure on her great-niece Suzanne’s team. 

           They enjoyed traveling – highlights were trips to FL and Hawaii related to Ted’s jewelry profession. Hazel also traveled with her sister Helen and niece Marie to visit 

nieces Roberta in FL and Kathy in the Washington D.C. area. 

            They both enjoyed holidays and time with their families. Hazel loved her cats, knitting and needle work, shopping, collecting, and being a home maker after retiring. 

           She was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Independence.

 

          After Ted died in 2008 Hazel moved to Lenexa to be near a niece and lived at Sunrise, Lakeview Village, and the last year at Delmar Gardens of Overland Park. At Lakeview Village she was well known for her walking and working puzzles. At Delmar Gardens she was known for her wit, pleasant disposition, determination, and neatness. She was blessed to have a wonderful VITAS hospice team caring for her along with the Delmar Gardens staff. 

           She is survived by nieces Kathy Peat, Marie Nordstedt, Roberta Bohen, Joanna Wilhite, Janice Whalen, and numerous Great and Great Great Nieces and Nephews.

 

           

 

 

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia St.
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Jul 02 ,2019
Time:
10:00 AM
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Event:
Funeral Service
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia St.
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Jul 02 ,2019
Time:
10:45 AM
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