Hazel Leota (Blake) Lashley, 86, died Wednesday (March 5, 2003) at McCook Community Hospital of McCook.
She was born Feb. 26, 1917, in Frontier County, to Charlie and Jennie
(Schoonover) Blake. She attended rural Washington School in Frontier County.
On Nov. 17, 1934, she married Elmer H. Lashley in Oberlin. They moved to a farm in Frontier County and raised their family. In 1979, they moved to McCook. She was a cook at Red Willow and later Republican Valley Schools from 1962 until 1975. She also worked at Community Hospital of McCook as the head of housekeeping from 1975 until 1978. After retiring from the hospital, she continued to reside in McCook with her daughter, and two granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Jennie Blake; her husband, Elmer Lashley on Feb. 4, 1983; one son, Billy Lashley and an infant son, Wilbur; one daughter, Laree Meissner; eight sisters, Fern Hanes, Myrtle Hawkins, infant Della Blake, Effie (Cheney) Heinz, Edna Vontz, Doris Chambers, Wilma Smith and Minnie Doyle; five brothers, Loyd, Vernon and Claude Blake and infant brothers, Dean and Chester Blake; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.
She is survived by three sons, Duane Lashley and wife, Lyllis, of Corvallis, Ore., Larry Lashley and wife, Jeniene and Randy Lashley and wife, Carol, all of Trenton; one daughter, Sandy Morris of McCook; one sister, Wilda Modrell of Corvallis; 19 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and five great-great- grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday, at 10:30 a.m., at Carpenter Breland Chapel in McCook with Jim Housh officiating. Burial will be in the Garden Prairie Cemetery north of McCook.
Visitation will be Friday, 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of arrangements.