Hazel L. Stewart

Graveside services for Hazel L. Stewart, 91, Lawrence, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 24, 2022, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, KS. Hazel passed away on Monday, January 17, 2022, at LMH Health.

Per Douglas County and the family of Hazel Stewart, masks are required to be worn at the visitation and burial.

Hazel was born on April 25, 1930, in Lawrence, KS, the daughter of William and Nannie (Howard) Sinks.

She was longtime waitress at the original Drakes Bakery that was on Mass St. She has many happy memories of her coworkers & the customers they served. She later worked for the SRS as a Family Support Worker. She retired after 19 years of service.

She married Daryl “Bill” Stewart on August 14, 1948, in Leavenworth, KS.  He preceded her in death in 1978.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Stewart Brown, son, Blaine (Janet) Stewart, brother, Lawrence Sinks, two grandchildren, Joey (Patti Roberts) Wilson, Jeremy (Marsha) Wilson, two great-grandchildren, Allison Giago-Wilson, Jake Wilson, and one great great-granddaughter, Eloise Giago-Wilson.

Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Charles Sinks, and sister, Mildred Sinks-Spence.

Hazel loved going to garage sales, eating Morel mushrooms & watching the Jayhawks play. She was a loving person whose family was the most important thing in the world to her. She had a lot of spirit & many good times were spent with her.

The family will greet friends 12:00 ~ 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 24, 2022, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS.

Memorial contributions may be made in Hazel’s name to Lawrence Humane Society or Baldwin Healthcare & Rehab and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

15 Condolences

  1. Arthur Thomas Finney II on January 20, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    My sincere condolences to Hazel’s daughter (my friend Barbara) and the rest of her family. She was a brave woman who fought the good fight … and is now at peace.

  2. John Trowbridge on January 20, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    The couple times I’ve met hazel she lit up the room with her smile, Barbra and all her family has become like my second family and it saddens me to see her go.

  3. Brenda on January 21, 2022 at 8:40 am

    My mom Lucy and Hazel worked together at Drakes. Both went on to work at SRS.
    They both loved garage sales. Those two had lots of memories, warm feelings, and laughs between them. Lucy passed a few years ago, but always asked about Hazel when we visited.
    My condolences to Hazel’s family. We all thought a lot if her.

  4. John Howard on January 21, 2022 at 8:55 am

    Our condolences to the family of Hazel’s, Lawrence, Blain and Barbrara. I have known her for many years along with Lawrence and somewhat with Blain as he lived across the street from Sue and I for a few years. Hazel had moved over to a different street, and I have thought about her many times as I drove past where her grandson now lives. I talked to Hazal many times in the past and I knew she was a person that cared for her family and her family background. What can I say? She was a nice lady and I always enjoyed talking with her and I am sure she will be missed by those around her.
    John Howard

  5. George L. Catt on January 21, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    Dear Barbara, Lawrence and family: Hazel was special friend for more than 45 years. She always brightened up things and people around her. Sincere condolences to all of you in your loss.

  6. Henry Green on January 21, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    My condolences to all the family. WeeGee.

  7. Jeff Joseph on January 21, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Lawrence , Blaine and Barbara I’m saddened to read of Hazel’s passing. May you all have strength at this time. Rest in piece.

  8. Sheri Williams on January 22, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    I worked with Hazel at SRS. She was a family support worker on some of my cases. She was really good at what she did and I loved working with her. She was a wonderful, caring woman. My thoughts and payers are with all of you

  9. Leslie on January 24, 2022 at 8:59 am

    Our deepest sympathies at the passing of Hazel. Hazel was a wonderful woman, friend, co-worker and grandma. We will miss her.

    Leslie and Trae

  10. Stacy Hagenbuch on January 24, 2022 at 10:29 am

    My Condolences to the family. I worked with Hazel for a number of years when she was a Family Support Worker with SRS. Hazel had a wonderful spirit about her and made a significant impact on the families she assisted. She touched many lives with her compassion, knowledge and wit.

    Rest in Eternal Peace in Gods Glory dear Hazel!
    Prayers from Stacy.

  11. Rosie Fowler on January 24, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    To Barbara and all your Family.So Sorry for your lose.Sorry i couldnt come to Service as just not able to. Love,Rosie

  12. Shelly Maas on January 24, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    My condolences to your family on the loss of a truly wonderful lady.
    Hazel was assigned to my parents to investigate an incident for SRS, when I was just a baby/toddler. She remained in our lives, as a friend, my whole childhood. She was such a sweetheart.
    Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. barbara jean mccoy on January 24, 2022 at 4:21 pm

    Jim and Barbara McCoy, Riverside, Ca.
    Hazel’s death saddens us, but wonderful memories live on forever. It’s been a while since we were able to come to Lawrence and visit but always had a wonderful visit with Hazel to reminisce. There’s just a few of us old timers around in Lawrence, but we are sure going to have a good when we get to heaven!!
    Charlie was best man at our wedding 70 years age and Jim,s best friend, Lawrence was a little brat and Hazel was bossy and Mildred was once Jims girlfriend. So, in other words part of our family!!
    Our love to each of you and smile and cry at the same time because we love you all.
    It,s 75 degrees here today Lawrence you better come on out!!

  14. Candace K Moten on January 24, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    I worked with Hazel for many years at SRS and she was my neighbor. Hazel was a wonderful friend and coworker. She did amazing work with the families she worked with through SRS family services. She made a great difference to the families she worked with, and they loved her very much. She will be greatly missed. I wish her family the best, and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. I know her passing will be a great loss to you. May God bless and comfort you.

  15. Melissa Weeks on January 24, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    To my dear friend, Barbara, and the rest of the family as well; I have enjoyed reading all the comments on here and seeing how many lives Hazel touched in so many different ways! I too am glad I knew your mom and am thinking of things that have me chuckling right now; she was quick-witted and had a good heart. Even though everyone misses her and your hearts are heavy now, treasure the memories she gave each one of you. You truly have been in my prayers, and will continue to be…love to you my friend, Melissa

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