DEATH: Hazel May Smith

Hazel May Smith, 96, Peabody, died on March 17, 2022, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.

Graveside service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. Memorials to the Peabody Senior Center and Peabody Christian Church in care of Jost Funeral Home at P.O. box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063.

She was born January 31, 1926, in Limon, Colorado to Chester Jerome and Bessie Orva (Esther) Overholser. She married Albert M. Smith Jr. on Aug. 22, 1944, in El Reno, Oklahoma.

Survivors include son, Albert Marion Smith Jr. of Peabody; daughter, Mary Ellen Avery of Peabody; sister, Crystal Swab of Dell City, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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