Mount Ayr Record News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, October 16, 2008
OBITUARY - HAZEL LAVON (ROUTH) SOLLARS
Hazel Lavon (ROUTH) SOLLARS, 84 of Clearfield, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday October 8, 2008 at the Clearview
Nursing Home in Mount Ayr. She had been diagnosed with leukemia in September.
Born on May 11, 1924 to Glen and Gladys (ENGLAND) ROUTH near Diagonal, Hazel attended high school in Clearfield.
She married Ernest Darwin SOLLARS on December 4, 1939. Two sons, Wendell Jay and Ernest Roe, were born to this union.
After farming in the Clearfield area for over 20 years, Darwin entered the life insurance business in 1965. Hazel
assisted Darwin in a very successful, 20-year career that took them to Missouri, Ohio, Indiana, Georgia and Florida.
In their travels, they made many great friends who still admire and respect them both.
In 1982, they retired to Sun Valley Lake in Ellston, spending their winters in Las Vegas, Nevada. After Darwin
suffered a stroke in 1999, the couple returned to Clearfield. Hazel lovingly cared for Darwin until his death on
Thanksgiving Day, 2004, just a few days before their 65th wedding anniversary.
Her husband, her parents, two brothers-in-law, Cecil MILLER and Willard MARTZ, and a sister-in-law, Altha MARTZ,
preceded Hazel in death.
Hazel is survived by her two sons, Wendell and special friend Monica JACOBI of Ellston, and Roe and wife Margaret
of Tampa, Fl.; four grandchildren, Sherry JACOBS and husband John of Earlham, Sandra PEREZ and husband Mark of Ft.
Myers, Fl, Matthew SOLLARS and wife Emma of Brooklyn, NY, and Bradley SOLLARS of New York, NY; two great-grandsons,
Cody and Dalton HILLS; a brother, Delbert ROUTH and wife Bernadine; and a sister Betty Jo MILLER. Hazel also leaves
many extended family members and close friends.
Memorials are to Hospice of Central Iowa in Mount Ayr & Clearfield
Services were conducted at the
United MEthodist Church in Clearfield on October 11, 2008 with Rev. Beatrice KINZLER officiating. Musicians were Carol
CASON and Rev. Terry ROBERTS. Arrangements wer handled by Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home.
were Matthew SOLLARS, Bradley SOLLARS, John JACOBS, Brian BICKLE, John PIRTLE and Gary FREEMAN.
Hazel was laid to
rest in the Clearfield Cemetery in Clearfield.
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