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Hazel Irene Trosper McElyea

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Hazel Irene Trosper McElyea was born April 7, 1924, near Portageville. She was the daughter of Eutha and Robert "Uncle Bob" Trosper. She attended Gideon School. In 1939, the family moved to Campbell, where her father farmed. She married Arthur Eugene McElyea in December, 1945. To this union one daughter, Lucretia Ann (Lou Ann), was born. The marriage ended in divorce in 1957.

Hazel and daughter moved to St. Louis in 1960 where she was employed at Tower Grove Bank and then as a commercial insurance underwriter for many years. After early retirement, she became office manager for Information Systems, Inc., a company established by her daughter, Lou Ann. She then became active in community affairs and served as alderman for the city of Campbell . She served as a board member for Home Health at the Piggott (Ark.) Community Hospital. She was a former president of the Campbell Women's Club, a member of the Campbell Garden Club, and most important of all. a Sunday School teacher for many years. She loved her Lord with all her heart and was a faithful prayer warrior.

Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Robert, Jr., and wife, Pearl, and Willard "Red" Trosper; sister, Rosalie Watson and husband, James, and son, Jimmy; two nephews, Michael and Richard Trosper, and their mother, Buena; and one niece, Barbara Ann Trosper.

Survivors are one daughter, Lou Ann of Jonesboro, Ark.; two brothers, Garnett Trosper of Mountain Home, Ark., and Jim Trosper and wife, Carol, of Rogers, Ark.; a sister-in-law, Irene Trosper of Collinsville, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Campbell General Baptist Church Highway 53 North, Campbell MO 63933.

Visitation was held Monday, April 19 at the Landess Funeral Home in Campbell. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, April 20, at the Campbell General Baptist Church with Rev. Darren Baker officiating. Burial was in Dunklin County Memorial Gardens at Kennett.



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