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Mrs Hazel Bowles Avery
Birth: Jan. 4, 1914
Clinton County
Missouri, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 2004
Clay County
Kansas, USA

Kansas First Lady 1965-1967
Music Teacher 1935

Wife and Mother, Hazel Bowles Avery, 90, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at Wakefield Rehabilitation Center in Wakefield. Mrs. Avery was born Jan. 14, 1914, at Lathrop, Mo., the daughter of Charles and Ada (Blackwood) Bowles. She grew up in Junction City. She attended Park College in Kansas City and graduated from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in Kirksville. She taught music in Wakefield where she met William Avery. They were married in 1940 in Kansas City. They lived in the Washngton D.C. area while William served five terms in Congress. They lived in Topeka during William's term as Governor of Kansas. She undertook direction of the first remodeling of Cedar Crest, the Kansas governor's mansion and organized the annual Easter egg hunt. They lived in Wichita before returning to Bethesda, Md. where William worked for the Department of the Interior. Following retirement, the Averys returned to Wakefield. Survivors include her husband, William Avery of Wakefield; two sons, William Avery Jr. of Indianapolis, Ind. and Brad Avery of Topeka; two daughters, Barbara Avery of New Orleans,La. and Sue Avery of Winchester, Md.; eight grandchildren;and four great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Wakefield. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Wakefield United Methodist Church or the Wakefield Museum in care of the funeral home. 
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  William Henry Avery (1911 - 2009)
Highland Cemetery
Clay County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Avery
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Originally Created by: Butterfly Rose
Record added: Dec 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45442942
Mrs Hazel <i>Bowles</i> Avery
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Mrs Hazel <i>Bowles</i> Avery
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Mrs Hazel <i>Bowles</i> Avery
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Mrs. Hazel Bowles Avery
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Apr. 7, 2015

- Rest in God
 Added: Jul. 1, 2014

- Butterfly Rose
 Added: Apr. 20, 2013
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