Jean Stanton Hetzel 1926 - 2013 Lawrence

Graveside services for Jean Stanton Hetzel, 87, Lawrence, will be at 11 am Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Hetzel died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at her home.

She was born Jan. 3, 1926, in Winchester, the daughter of W.D. ‘Jack’ and Veda D. Alexander Stanton. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School and later attended the University of Kansas as a history major. Jean and her husband owned and operated Hetzel Enterprises, and owned several commercial buildings in downtown Lawrence. She was known for her business acumen, and enjoyed reading, bird watching (especially hawks), spending time with her family, and giving care to those in need.

She married Park Hetzel III on May 17, 1951. He preceded her in death in 2004. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Bill Stanton. Survivors include her daughter, D. Ann Murphy Stanton, Lawrence.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at

The family wishes to thank Visiting Nurses of Douglas County for their compassionate care of Jean, and to thank the many special caregivers who made it possible for her to stay in her home.