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Hazel J. Winchell

Hazel J. Winchell (nee Taylor), 92, of Elyria died Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Wesleyan Village. She was born May 18, 1921 in Elyria, and was a 1939 graduate of Elyria High School. She was a resident of Elyria and North Ridgeville.

She was formerly employed at Bendix Westinghouse in Elyria and was self employed making custom slip covers. Since becoming a resident at Wesleyan Village, she had worked in the arts and crafts department, making hand made items, including clothing for the American Girl Dolls, sold in the Little Store at Wesleyan Village. Other interests included sewing, camping and gardening. She was a former member of Black River Trail Blazers and Elyria Parks and Recreation Department Active People.

Hazel is survived by her twin sister, Helen Stilgenbaur, a resident of Wesleyan Village; sons, Bruce M. Winchell of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Dennis R. Winchell of Clinton; grandchildren, Samantha Wade and Mark Winchell; and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Hugh M. "Bud" Winchell in 2000; grandson, Andrew Winchell, in 2010; sister, Ruth Hinter; brother, Robert Taylor; and parents, Robert and Anna Taylor.

Friends will be received Friday, June 28, 2013, 4 to 6 P.M., at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria. A funeral service will be Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 11 A.M., in the funeral home, with Reverend Dalton D. Love officiating. Entombment will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon. Memorial contributions may be made to Wesleyan Senior Living, 807 West Ave., Elyria, OH 44035.

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