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10/24/2019 12:40:00 PM
Lela Geraldine Hazel
August 11, 1916 - October 23, 2019

Lela Geraldine Hazel, 103 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 1:00 a.m. at her residence in Taylorville, Ill.

She was born on August 11, 1916 in Tower Hill, Ill. the daughter of Orville and Elizabeth (Ballard) Nance. She married Donald Durbin on September 19, 1933 in Taylorville, Ill. and he preceded her in death on September 21, 1957, then she married Marion Kelly Hazel on June 6, 1962 in Hillsboro, Ill. and he also preceded her in death in March of 2001.

Lela Helped her husband the farm and she also worked at Simplicity and Rothly Garment for 33 years. loved reading, sewing, raising poultry, baking and planting flowers. She was also a prayer warrior for over 30 years.   

She is survived by her sons: Larry Durbin and Ed (Louella) Durbin both of Taylorville; daughters: Judy (Robert) Graven of Taylorville and Beverly Dial of Taylorville, Ill.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands: Donald Durbin and Kelly Hazel, daughter: Clara Spain, daughter in infantcy: Josephine and grandchildren Michael Schmedeke, Craig Schmedeke, Andy Schmedeke, Dennis Enlow, Donald Eugene Durbin, Charles Lawrence Durbin and fourteen siblings.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 28, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, Ill.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign their on-line guest book at

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