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Friday, September 3, 2010

Hazel A. Bez, 86, of Coudersport, PA

Hazel A. Bez
“beloved wife, mother, and grandmother”

COUDERSPORT---Hazel A. Bez, 86, of Coudersport, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 in Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC, Pittsburgh, due to complications of surgery.

Born March 23, 1924 in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Dotto and Sadie Hayes Kaple. On September 14, 1946 in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Coudersport, she married Edward L. Bez, who survives.

Mrs. Bez was a graduate of Coudersport High School. She was a lifelong resident of Coudersport. She was employed as a quality control inspector at the former Pure Carbon Company in Coudersport until her retirement in 1989.

She was a member of the Coudersport Alliance Church where she served as a deaconess for many years. She was a member of the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Susquehanna Trail Club. Mrs. Bez loved gardening, flowers, cooking, canning, and crafts. Her greatest love was her family and serving her Lord.

Surviving besides her husband are a son, Dr. Edward L. Bez of High Springs, Florida; two daughters, Joline J. (Robert) Huren of Las Vegas, Nevada and Laurie A. (James) Mitchell of Eldersburg, Maryland; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bez was predeceased by four brothers and four sisters.

Friends may call on Thursday, September 9, 2010 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday, September 10, 2010 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Coudersport Alliance Church, 1 Alliance Ave, Coudersport and on Saturday, September 11, 2010 from noon to 1:00 p.m. at which time funeral services will be held with The Rev. Bernie Knefley, pastor, and The Rev. Robert Kaple, of the Haskell Church of Cuba, NY, Mrs. Bez’s nephew, officiating. Committal services and burial will be held in the Summit Cemetery, Coudersport.

Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family. Memorials in Hazel’s memory may be made to McKee Family House, 233 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.


tooter said...

God Bless You Hazel...may you Rest in Peace...God Bless the Bez Family

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for you're loss Ed & family! We also lost Jane Kaple 15 years ago tomarrow! Hazel was a good girl! RIP!! Brad Jones