Hazel M. Souders Hancock, 86
Born, August 19, 1927, in Little Orleans, Md., she was the daughter of the late Raymond W. and Julia Boden Creek and the widow of Carl “Pappy” Souders Sr., who died April 22, 2001, and whom she married August 19, 1944, at St. Peter Catholic Church.
She and her late husband owned and operated Kiddie Kare Day Center in Hancock for 26 years.
She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Peter Ladies Group and Christmas for Others.
Her life was devoted to her children grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by two sons: Danny Souders and wife Sandy of Hancock; Raymond Souders of Little Orleans, Md.; one sister, Edna Oliver of Canton, Ohio; two brothers: Millard Creek of Hancock and Carl Creek of Little Orleans; grandchildren: Michelle Shank and husband Brian, Danny Souders Jr. and wife Mendy, Tye Souders, Deena Baker and husband Mark, Chris Souders and wife Michele, Laura Hose and husband Ron and Teri Robertson; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great- great- granddaughter.
She was also preceded in death by two sons: Carl Souders Jr. and Terry R. Souders; a daughter-in-law, Helen Souders; one sister, Violet Cochran; and two brothers, Junie Creek and Virgil Creek.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at 11 a.m., at St. Peter Catholic Church, Hancock. Rev. John Lombardi was celebrant. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Arrangements were handled by the Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.
Online condolences at www.grovefh.com