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Hazelee Saxton

Hazelee Saxton, 69 of Mount Ayr, Iowa, died on January 9, 2015, at Clearview Nursing Home in Mount Ayr.
She was born January 6, 1946, in Shannon City, Iowa to Richard and Bernice O'Dell. She graduated from Grand Valley High School in 1964. She married Larry Saxton in 1965, having three children. They later divorced.

Hazelee had worked at Mount Ayr Healthcare Center for a few years, then Shamrock Café for a short time. She was an avid reader and enjoyed working outside.
She was preceded in death by her mother Bernice, grandparents, several aunts and uncles.

Survivors include her father Richard of Kellerton; brother, Roger O'Dell of Kellerton; son Jack (Shelly) Saxton of Barnard, MO; daughter, Barb (Doug) Pickering of Grant City, MO; son Bob (Lisa) Saxton of Skidmore, MO; grandchildren, Wade Saxton and Cassidy Saxton of Barnard, MO, Jodi (Brett) England of Diagonal, IA, Dillion (Bailey) Drake of Diagonal, IA, Brandon Saxton and Aaron Saxton of Skidmore, MO., Nik Pickering of Loveland, CO, Brad (Kendra) Pickering of Sheridan, MO., Kelsey Pickering of King City, MO., great-grandchildren, Jase England, Kiley and Gavin Pickering, Lane and Coy Pickering, nephew Ryan (Cindee) O'Dell and children of Grand River, IA; an aunt and uncle, cousins, and friends.

Mrs. Saxton has been cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.

A memorial fund has been established in her name to be decided later. .

  • Graveside Service

    May 31, 2015
    2:00 PM

    Maple Row Cemetery

    Kellerton, IA

  • Burial

    Sunday May 31 2015

    Maple Row Cemetery

    Kellerton, IA

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Hazel was in the graduating class the year before I graduated. I hope she had some joyful years with her children and grandchildren before becoming ill.

Posted by Kathleen Garrity Frits - Norwalk, IA   January 13, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Hazelee and I started kindergarten together in Kellerton, and we graduated high school together. Her birthday was January 6, 1946 and mine was one day later on January 7. As kids, we celebrated our birthdays together at school.

I offer condolences to her family.

Alice Minthorn Hall

Posted by Alice Minthorn Hall - Leavenworth, KS - Classmate   January 12, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to all of the family, remembered talking to Hazel, at my dads funeral , time certainly has gone fast. We all rode the school bus together. Our deepest sympathy.

Posted by Richard Ross - loveland, CO - friend   January 11, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

You are all in our thoughts and prayers - losing your mother & grandmother leaves a big hole in your hearts and we pray that it will be at least partially filled by the by the memories and the love you shared with her. Big hugs & blessings -

Posted by Burdette & Gayle Bond - Graham, MO - Friends   January 11, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Hazel''s passing. I know her quality of life has not been good, but it is still hard to lose someone you love--especially a parent. Please accept my heartfelt condolences & know that I am praying for all of you. She was a very kind & loving person. Love you guys!! Sharon

Posted by sharon hubbard - Mt Ayr, IA - ex sister-in-law   January 10, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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