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     Hazel Rose Adams, age 90, rural Lamar, transitioned from life with her Lord in this world to life with Him in Heaven Friday, May 18, 2012, at Barton County Memorial Hospital.

     Hazel was born August 27, 1921, at Gentry, Arkansas, one of six children of Jacob  "Jake" and Nettie (Taylor) Ryan.  She graduated from Lamar High School in 1939 and attended college in Springfield, Missouri.  In addition to working along side her husband on the farm, she was employed at Big Smith, Nellie Don and retired in 1984 after many years with Finley Engineering. 

     Encouraged by her widowed mother to develop her voice while still a teen, Hazel became an accomplished vocalist with recording and performance opportunities.  Though asthma and marriage changed her career path, the "Lamar Songbird's" talent and passion for music was evident and enjoyed by many  throughout her life.  She was an avid Bible reader, a Christian who lived her faith, instilling kindness and teaching by example.  Most of all, Hazel was devoted to her family, who declare her greatest legacy is Love.

     On August 1, 1940, at Jasper, Missouri, Hazel married Billee Bob Adams who survives at the home.  Also surviving are three daughters and their husbands, Tina & Don Sieberns of Des Moines, Iowa, Frances & Dennis Cato and Connee & Mack Forrester all of Lamar; a sister, Helen Wallander, San Diego, California; a sister-in-law, Jeanne Ryan, Huntington Beach, California; three grandsons, David (Suzanne) Cato, Stephen (Debbie) Cato, Lamar, and Robert (Allison) Sieberns, Olpe, Kansas; a granddaughter, Heather (Matt) Perry, Prole, Iowa.  She leaves six great-grandchildren, Drew (Cristine) Cato, Shelby (Luke) Davey, and Johnna Cato, Lamar; Zadok and Judah Perry, and Adrianna Sieberns; and three great-great-grandchildren, Evan, Dayton and Natalie Cato. Her many loving nieces and nephews brightened her life with flowers, visits and calls. Hazel was looking forward to another great-grandson in August.

     Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Robert Ryan; three sisters, Janis Howell, Bernice Newberry, Georgian Chapman; and a great-grandson, Stetson James Cato.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 22nd, at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

  

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#6 Franklinton, NCMarla Aechambault 2012-05-21 17:33
As a child I will always have the memory of when we hit the gravel road we were almost there. For me, it was as maijcal as going to Disneyland. The love and kindness she always showed us will always live in my heart.
#5 Goldsboro, NCTammy Archambault Howe 2012-05-21 16:53
Hazel will be missed, but she left a lot of good memories. When we traveled from San Deigo to New Hampshire as I was growing up we always stopped to see her. No one could and will ever make sauage gravy with biscuits like she did.
#4 Lamar, MOHelen Cole 2012-05-21 08:38
I am so sorry to hear of Hazel's passing. I enjoyed working and sharing many years with Hazel. She was a wonderful caring person, laughing and enjoying life. She cared so much about her family. I was privileged to hear Hazel's beautiful singing voice. The last thing I heard her sing was "O Holy Night" at a Finley Christmas gathering. I am sorry I won't be able to attend the services but I will definitely be thinking of the family at this sad time in their lives.
#3 Lamar, MOScott and Susan Mabe 2012-05-21 06:06
Frances and Dennis,
Deepest Sympathy in the passing of your Mother. Remember all of the good times that you will cherish forever. Praying for you and your family.
#2 Eugene, ORShirley Jean Hagins-Collins 2012-05-20 15:38
In remembrance of a very beloved aunt, who was never too busy to listen or overwhelmed by any circumstance that was related to her. She was full of fun and you always knew she cared about you. When she got together with her sisters and brother there was never an argument and always a lot of recollections of each other's humorous adventures as kids. Hazel was a loving, down to earth person with a priceless sense of humor. She will be sorely missed.
#1 Coffeyville, KansasLinda Morrow 2012-05-20 14:01
Ill miss her greatly.

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