Hazel R. Zirkelbach, age 67, longtime resident of Old Shawneetown, died suddenly on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in the St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
Hazel was born in Eldorado on October 14, 1945, to the late Harry Fred Clayton and Elizabeth (Dodge). Hazel married Paul Zirkelbach on Dec. 22, 1984. She love to go to Wal-Mart and shop and visit but mostly loved her grandchildren.
Hazel is survived by her husband, Paul Zirkelbach, Old Shawneetown; daughters, Melissa (Jim) Charleton, Shawneetown, Angie Back, Shawneetown, Melinda Lewis, Illinois and Valerie Pyle of Lindenhurst; two stepdaughters, Paula Wagoner, Danville and Pauline Engels, Eldorado; 23 grandchildren, especially, Ashton, Michael, William and Anthony Charleton, Jami Malone, Hannah Back and Hayden Back; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Nicki Holbrook, and a set of infant twins.
Visitation for Hazel will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown, her funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the funeral home with the Rev. Michael Rushing officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Ridgway.
In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to the Cancer research fund in memory of her. You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com