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Hazel Dell Hoffman

March 9, 2010
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Hazel Dell Hoffman fell asleep in death March 7, 2010.

Born at Creston, Wirt County, W.Va. on Dec. 16, 1905, she is the daughter of George Greenlow "Doc" Wix and Mary Elizabeth Criss Wix. Hazel is the widow of John Charles Hoffman (deceased 1988) and the mother of Guy Eugene Hoffman and James Allen Hoffman (both deceased 1971 and 1990). Hazel has five grandchildren, Leigh Ann (Roger) Full, Pam (Mark) Richards, James (Mary Ann) Hoffman, Michael Hoffman and David (Ronna) Hoffman. She has many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Hazel is survived by one brother, Robert Wix of Parkersburg, W.Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and two brothers.

Hazel was a member of Stout Memorial United Methodist Church and the "Lydia" Circle. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, Chapter 14 (of Parkersburg), Bethany Shrine #4, and the Ladies' Oriental Shrine and Eastern Star Past Matrons Clubs. She attended Creston School (grades 1-8), and Normal Teachers' College in Fairmont, W.Va. She taught at Pine Alley School in Annamoriah, W.Va., at Big Bend School in Calhoun County, W.Va., and at Monaville School in Logan County, W.Va.

Hazel married John Hoffman on June 8, 1925. She sold cosmetics from home (Mary Kay) and then was employed at Woolen Mills, which made men's clothes, located on 6th Street in Parkersburg.

Hazel was a warm and loving mother and grandmother, and she always created happy, lasting memories for us, while we were growing up. She especially enjoyed family gatherings at her home and at the family farm in Calhoun County, W.Va. Until we see her again, she will be sadly missed.

Visitation at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green Street, Parkersburg, W.Va. will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Scott Sears officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

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