Hazel Mae Lord, 81, Bronson, went to join her sons and grandson in heaven, Friday, July 13, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott.
Hazel was born Feb. 3, 1931, in Woods County, Okla., the daughter of Frank Alfred Bergen and Mary Jane Sims Bergen. She was raised on a farm near Avard, Okla. She married Earnest Mandiville Lord on April 1, 1950, in Waynoka, Okla.
Their first home was near Avard, where they raised turkeys. A tornado hit their home and killed most of their turkeys in 1964. Following the tornado, they sold their farm and moved to a farm near Bronson. Hazel helped her husband on the farm her entire married life.
To this union, five children were born, Vicki Annette, Ernest Mandiville (Corky), Frank McKinley, Mary Jalene and Marty Ray. Hazel loved to fish and hunt arrowheads. She taught all her children and most of her grandchildren the love of fishing. She was an outstanding basketball and softball player. Hazel loved to attend her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. She was an excellent seamstress, making most of the family clothing. She also loved making quilts and has given each child, grandchild and great-grandchild a quilt. Gardening was another passion as well as keeping her yard looking beautiful. She will be dearly missed by her family, but she instilled individual memories in each and everyone.
Survivors include one son, Frank Lord and wife Lucille, Uniontown; two daughters, Vicki Wood, Humboldt, and Mary Ridge and husband Tom, Xenia; three grandsons, Jared Lord and wife Heather, Heath Lord and wife Carrie, and Ty Lord, all of Uniontown; five granddaughters, Mindy McCall and husband Travis, Humboldt, Ashley Lord, St. Louis, Mo., Shelby Wood and fiancé Ryan Brown, Pleasanton, Rayma Ridge, Fort Scott, and Mandie Ridge, Xenia. Also surviving are three great-grandsons, Derrik McCall, Humboldt, and Tyler and Lane Lord, Uniontown; five great-granddaughters, Hannah, Makaylah and Aricah McCall, Humboldt, and Crystal and McKenna Lord, Uniontown; and three sisters, Dora Jean Watts and Grace Chipman, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Yvonne Manning, Washington, Okla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Corky Lord and Marty Lord; one son-in-law, Kenneth Wood; one grandson, Austin Ryan Lord; seven brothers, Frank, Bobby, James, Billy, John, Raymond and Donny; and two sisters, Florene Rowland and Opal Treece.
The Rev. Rusty Newman will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel.
Following funeral services there will be cremation with private family burial in Bronson Cemetery at a later date.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 o’clock tonight at the Bronson Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the Uniontown Ruritan for a baseball and softball lighting fund. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.