|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1931|
|Death: ||Jun. 17, 2009|
Hazel Virginia Larimer Midyett, 77, died in her sleep Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at Cedar Creek Living Center in Norman, Okla.
She was born Dec. 20, 1931, in Conway, Mo., to Samuel Walter Larimer and Ethel Evans Larimer, the second of their four children. She graduated from Conway High School, earned a bachelor's degree in education with a minor in art from Fort Hays University and a master's degree in education from Missouri State University.
In 1953, she married Howard E. Midyett. The first 20 years of their marriage were spent in Garden City, where they taught in the public schools. While in Kansas, she pioneered a reading program for those suffering from learning disabilities. She continued this work in Missouri and often was invited to conduct master workshops for teachers throughout the Midwest. In 1973, the Midyetts returned to their home state of Missouri, where they established a ranch and opened United Farm Agency real estate. She finished her teaching career in the public school system in Greenfield, Mo. She and her husband were charter members of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Greenfield. She loved plants and animals and being outdoors, and enjoyed singing, painting, trail rides and church.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Dr. Judith Midyett Pender of Norman; a grandson; a sister, Donnie Larimer Calvin of Wood River, Ill.; a brother, S. Dean Larimer of Fordland, Mo.; three nephews; two nieces; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Guy Marion Larimer.
Funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2009, at Greenfield Funeral Chapel, with visitation on Friday, June 26, 2009.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Hazel Midyett Chapter of the National Honor Society of the Greenfield Public School System, which will be used to form a scholarship for local students who major in education.
Garden City Telegram 6/18/09
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Originally Created by: C.L. Panagopulos
Record added: Jun 18, 2009
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