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Hazel Leota Grabill Evans
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Birth: Dec. 29, 1905
Harrison County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 1950
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Hazel Leota Grabill was born 29 December 1905 to Samuel Washington & Birdie Estelle (Thrailkill) Grabill in Hamilton Township of Harrison County, Missouri. She was the 3rd child of 7. Hazel was a Baptist.

Hazel helped on the family farm, attended rural school and graduated at Eagleville High School. She also attended business college for one year. Her occupation was a stenographer in Omaha, Nebraska.

At age 22, Hazel was 5'3", 130 lbs, had dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Keith White, of the Kansas City Power & Light Company, and Hazel had a child together, but marriage was not to be. Sammy Keith White was born in Omaha, Nebraska on 29 March 1928. Hazel cared for Sammy by herself for 6 months and took a job in a jewelry store. Hazel did not tell her family about her baby.

Wanting the best for her son, on 22 September 1928, Hazel placed her baby boy with adoptive parents Kirk Charles Lee and Mable (Brown) Lee. Sammy Keith White's name became Kirk Eugene Lee as he was legally adopted on 24 August 1929. The adjustment for Hazel was difficult and she did check on the adoptive parents to make sure her son was well cared for (and he was).

Hazel married Roy Evans on 30 May 1934 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. No children were born to this union. They had a clothing store first in Missouri, and later in California.

Hazel died of ovarian cancer on 4 June 1950 in Glendale, California. She and her husband Roy are buried beside each other in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California. 
Family links: 
  Samuel Washington Grabill (1877 - 1932)
  Birdie Estella Thrailkill Grabill (1881 - 1956)
  Roy Evans (1891 - 1983)
  Opal Letitia Grabill Kelly (1902 - 1990)*
  Oregon Grace Grabill Hobbs (1903 - 1977)*
  Hazel Leota Grabill Evans (1905 - 1950)
  Mary Bell Grabill (1906 - 1907)*
  Garland Samuel Grabill (1908 - 1985)*
  Margaret Leona Grabill Lark (1913 - 1965)*
  Leland Keith Grabill (1915 - 1982)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Fidelity, Map G12, Lot 2041, Space 4
Maintained by: Julie Grabill Rasmussen
Originally Created by: Chris Mills
Record added: Feb 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85396527
Hazel Leota <i>Grabill</i> Evans
Added by: Chris Mills
Hazel Leota <i>Grabill</i> Evans
Added by: Julie Grabill Rasmussen
Hazel Leota <i>Grabill</i> Evans
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- Julie Grabill Rasmussen
 Added: Dec. 22, 2012

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