OBITUARY - HAZEL RUTH (MILLER) SMITH
Hazel Ruth (MILLER) SMITH was born September 6, 1916 to Thomas Jefferson MILLER and Olive Edna (HOFFMAN) MILLER
on a farm East of Blockton, Iowa and passed away Sunday, November 12, 2006 in the Bedford Nursing Home &
Rehab at the age of 90 years.
Hazel graduated from Redding High school in Redding Iowa.
Hazel and Orlan Ray SMITH were united in marriage on January 22, 1939 in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Hazel and Ray were
devoted to each other and to their faith in Jesus. Her faith was important to her and Christianity was an
important part of her life.
Hazel lost her sight as a young woman. Her loss of sight never affected her
independence. She enjoyed cooking and baking, especially her famous homemade bread. To celebrate her
birthday, she always wanted pumpkin pie without whipped cream. She will be remembered for her sense of humor
and kind smile.
Hazel is survived by her sister Mary OGLE of Bedford, Iowa; nieces, nephews and many other
relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death are her parents; husband; brothers Duane MILLER and Robert
MILLER; and sister Ada Mae MOON.
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