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Hazel E. Bailey Jefferson

1916 - 2019

Hazel E. Bailey Jefferson, 102, formerly of Milton passed away on June16 at RiverWoods in Lewisburg.  Born in Lewisburg on November 6, 1916 she was the daughter of the late Earl and Abigail (Boob) Showver.  She was married to Robert C. Bailey until his passing in 1966 and then was married to Leroy Jefferson until his passing in 1998.

 

Hazel was a 1935 graduate of Lewisburg High School and along with her husband ran Bailey’s Print Shop in Milton and continued to run it after his death.  Later she worked for Gauger Men’s Clothing in Milton.  She was a member of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Milton and she attended the Mifflinburg Church of the Nazarene.  Hazel was a faithful Christian and she read her devotionals and prayed daily. She liked to crochet, cook and keep a garden.  Hazel enjoyed traveling.  Most importantly she loved spending time with her family.

 

She is survived by a son, Robert Bailey and wife Janice of Milton; a sister, Helen Fair Sauers and husband Ernest of Mifflinburg; three grandchildren, Brenda Edinger, Pamela Bailey, and Brad Bailey; four great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

 

Hazel was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Showver; and three sisters, Alice Frederick, Martha Mertz, and Mabel Zerby.

 

There will be no viewing or visitation. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, June 20 at the Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front St., Milton with the Rev. Dr. Steve Shirk officiating.  Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations in Hazel's memory are requested to the First Presbyterian Church, 47 Walnut St., Milton, PA 17847

Condolences

To the Bailey family Sorry for your loss

Hazel became one of my dearest friends when I began my Care Ministry duties at the Mifflinburg Church of the Nazarene. We spent many happy times together either in her apartment on Hepburn Street or going out for lunch at Country Cupboard or the Checkered Flag. I would always say to her, "Today is my treat." She would quickly respond back, "No, when anyone goes to lunch with me, I pay the bill." What a sweet lady. In all my many times spent with Hazel, she never had one negative word to say about anyone. She shared many memories spent with her immediate family and also her siblings. She was a very positive lady & I do believe this certainly gave her length of years. When she became a resident at Riverwoods, she was sad to leave her apartment, but she kept telling me when I visited her there, that she understood because her family all had lives of their own. I certainly appreciated the devotion the family had for Hazel while a resident at Riverwoods. She would always share about their visits with her. She was so proud of her grandchildren, great grandchildren, & great-great grandchildren. Hazel, Someday we will all be together, God's family.
With much love, Rachel

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