HOOKSTOWN - Hazel L. Torrence, 87, of Hookstown, died peacefully Wednesday afternoon, April 10, 2013, in Fox's Stone Pear Pavilion, Chester, W.Va..
Born June 6, 1925, in New Cumberland, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Ellwood and Gertrude Michaels Stewart. A homemaker, Hazel was a member of Mill Creek Presbyterian Church and was retired from South Side area school district where she worked as a custodian for 16 years.
Surviving are her husband of 70 years, Alvin "Zeke" Torrence; the couple were married on Dec. 28, 1942.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and his wife, Roy "Bud" and Pearl Stewart and a sister and her husband, Betty and Gilbert Allison.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are three sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Fran Torrence, Tom Torrence and Daisy Plant, and Terry Torrence; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Hugh "Skip" and Esther Stewart and Pete and Rhonda Stewart and her sisters, Carol and her husband, Sonny Nusser; Peg and her late husband, Roy Johnson; Joy and her late husband, Buzz Green and Patty Stewart; four grandchildren, Jerri Sue and her husband, Mark New; Michelle and her husband, Harry Hampson; Lisa and her husband, Eric Swanson and Trevor Torrence. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren.
Family and friends are welcome to call in McConnell Funeral Home, 447 Pine Street, Hookstown, Pa. 15050, Daniel M. McConnell, owner/director, Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Wilmer J. Olszewski of Hookstown Free Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in Mill Creek Hill Cemetery, Georgetown.
The family would like to send out a special thanks to the staff at Stone Pear Pavilion of Chester and Valley Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations be sent to Stone Pear Pavilion, 125 Fox Lane, Chester, W.Va. 26034 or Valley Hospice, c/o Jessica Valesko, 10686 State Rt. 150, Ragland, Ohio 43943.