|Birth: ||Jun. 25, 1921|
|Death: ||May 25, 2016|
Hazel Inez (Fore) Calcote, 94, of Winfield, Kansas, passed into the hands of her Heavenly Father on May 25, 2016.
Hazel was born to Ed and Sarah Fore on June 25, 1921, near Brookhaven, Mississippi. The youngest of three children, Hazel helped her parents with their dairy farm and ice business until she graduated from Loyd Star High School in 1940.
Hazel married Lee Russell Calcote, and they had three children, Victor, Elrea, and Elizabeth in Mississippi. Hazel supported Russell as he became a minister and served churches in Indiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Texas and Kansas. In Pine Mountain Valley, Georgia, they had their youngest two children, Ronald and Katrina.
Hazel and Russell moved to Kansas in 1961. In Kansas, they served in Nickerson, Cheney, Mankato, Bison, Solomon and Hillsboro. Hazel was active in the churches and communities they served, as a Youth Director, Sunday School teacher, church circle member, Eastern Star member and Red Cross worker. When she was fifty, Hazel earned her Licensed Practical Nurse degree, graduating in the top of her class. Hazel thoroughly enjoyed her nursing career well into her seventies.
In 1988, Russell and Hazel moved to Winfield, Kansas. Hazel continued to be active in her church and community, and enjoyed gathering with friends and family for church events, music concerts, theater, trips and cruises. She completed her lifelong goal of visiting all fifty states, as well as Canada, Mexico, England and Ireland. Hazel enjoyed sending cards to friends and family, making each person feel special and loved. Her positive attitude and compassionate spirit will be missed by many.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her beloved daughter, Elizabeth Ann, step-grandson, Jay Reinking, and many other family members and friends.
Hazel is survived by Her children: Rev. Victor Calcote and wife, Eileen of Derby; Elrea Mullen of Arkansas City; Dr. Ronald Calcote and wife, Hyla of Farmington, NM; Katrina Tamsen and husband, Kent of Winfield; and Many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Hazel loved having her family and friends together in her home. Her Southern hospitality was ever present in her welcoming attitude.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Winfield on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 4:00 P.M. Private burial will take place at Highland Cemetery.
Hazel requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Harry Hynes Hospice or First United Methodist Church. Contributions may be made through Miles Funeral Service.
Lee Russell Calcote (1920 - 1998)*
Created by: NW Mountain Man
Record added: Jul 26, 2012
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