Alma K Hazelet 1916 - 2013 Topeka
Alma K. Hazelet, 97, of Topeka, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2013, at an Overland Park care facility. She was born August 14, 1916, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, the daughter of Harry F. and Della Kolb Starke. She graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1935 and graduated as a registered nurse from Lutheran Hospital Nursing School in Fort Wayne in 1938. In January, 1939, she married John C. Hazelet, who served as Chief of Police in Lawrence, KS, from 1954 - 1961. Alma lived in various cities in the U.S. and also in El Salvador and Bangkok, Thailand, while her husband was in government service. She retired from nursing in the mid-1970’s and resided in Topeka until 2010 when she moved to Overland Park, KS. Alma was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers. Survivors include daughter, Sharon Schick, Overland Park; sons, Dan Hazelet, Overland Park; Tim Hazelet, Garden City, KS; Jerome Hazelet, Englewood, Co: 12 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and many friends and loved ones. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at First Lutheran Church, 1234 Fairlawn Rd., Topeka. Her cremains will be inurned at Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence, KS. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the First Lutheran Church, 1234 SW Fairlawn Rd., Topeka, KS, 66604 or to Villa Saint Joseph Nursing Facility, 11901 Rosewood Dr., Overland Park, KS 66209. We wish to express our sincere thanks to the wonderful staff at Villa Saint Joseph for the love and care they provided for our mother. Penwell-Gabel Southeast Chapel is assisting the family. To leave the family a special message online, please visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com.