Hazel Bell Garrett of Garden City, Missouri was born April 5, 1923 at her parent’s home near Garden City the daughter of Valentine Andrew and Effie (McCaslin) Cantrell. She departed this life on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Cass Regional Medical Center, Harrisonville, Missouri at the age of 89 years, 11 months and 3 days.
On November 29, 1942, Hazel was united in marriage to John Garrett in Garden City, Missouri.
Hazel was a homemaker and before she was married had worked at Sears in Kansas City, Missouri. She was a member of the Heart of Life Church, Garden City, Missouri where she was a role model for her whole church. Hazel enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, watching the birds, reading, quilting and being around children. She always took an interest in her sons and their farming and would take tours to check on their cattle. She would have her morning coffee and enjoyed having her sons come in for coffee and some kind of snack. One of Hazel’s greatest enjoyment was cooking and was known for her cherry pies. If people would come and work at her place, she always would feed them regardless of how many people were on the crew. Hazel loved her family and it showed when she took care of her in-laws, her husband, and her brother-in-law in their elderly years.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Garrett on April 15, 1987; a grandson, Brett Garrett on May 23, 1996; three brothers, Euckle, Grover and Roy Cantrell and a sister, Josie Luther.
Hazel is survived by two sons, David Garrett and wife Shirley and Donald Garrett and wife Virginia all of Garden City, Missouri; two daughters, Darlus Fidler and husband Kenny, Garden City, Missouri and Denise Surber and husband Ron, Harrisonville, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Harris, Harrisonville, Missouri; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Heart of Life Church, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Missouri.
Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Heart of Life Church Memorial Fund, Garden City, Missouri or to the Cass Regional Medical Center Foundation, Harrisonville, Missouri.