Hazel Sheckles


Share
Posted Online: Nov. 16, 2012, 5:34 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Hazel Sheckles, 93, formerly of Keithsburg and Seaton, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Jefferson City, Mo.
Funeral services are 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, with visitation from 4 to 6 p.m., at Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo. The services will be followed by cremation. A private burial at Greenmound Cemetery, Keithsburg, will be held at a later date. Memorials may be left for Hospice Advantage of Columbia, Mo.
Hazel Neoma Ortery was born Jan. 20, 1919, in Biggsville, Ill., a daughter of George and Gladys Ishmael Ortery. On July 4, 1935, she married Ralph Sheckles in Keithsburg. He preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 1988.
Hazel lived most of her life in Keithsburg until they moved to Iowa in 1978. She was a homemaker, with most of her time being spent raising her children and tending to the home. She did enjoy fishing and reading. Mrs. Sheckles was a Jehovah's Witness.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Arley (Lynne) Sheckles, DeWitt, Leona Springer, Seaton, Connie (Marlow) Watt, Fairfield Bay, Ark., and Alice (Paul) Schlup, Jefferson City, Mo.; 25 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bertha Finch, Keithsburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Ralph Jr.; daughter, Karen Hanson; grandson, Eric Hanson Jr.; brothers, Earl, Leonard and Fred Ortery; and sisters, Edith Turnquist and Betty Johanson.
Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.












 



Local events heading








  Today is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






(More History)