Hazel M. Johns Sade passed to be in the heaven of her Lord and Savior on Thursday morning, May 24, 2018. She had been in hospice care near her home in Kansas City, Missouri, but is now in comfort and peace.
Hazel was born September 28, 1923, at Seymour, Missouri, where both of her parents had been born and raised. She attended high school in Seymour and in Hartville. She married James Lloyd Sade on February 14, 1941, in Lebanon, Missouri, and, on July 4, 1944, they moved to Kansas City to work in the war plants. Hazel began sewing uniforms for the U.S. Army at the Lee Wald Garment Company and later worked on mens suits and topcoats there. She left Lee Wald in August of 1955 to became a full-time mother when her only child, Kimberly, was born. Then she also devoted herself as a volunteer for her church and community.
For Blenheim Elementary School she served as president of the PTA and troop leader of Girl Scout Troop #16. She was very active with the Swope Park Baptist Church, teaching Sunday School and volunteering for Vacation Bible School and the Xtra Years of Zest Golden Age Group. For many years Hazel also did volunteer work for the American Cancer Society. In 1971 she began work for the Kansas City Missouri School District in the Southwest High School Cafeteria and quickly became cafeteria manager of the George Caleb Bingham Junior High School. She retired in 1995.
She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and sewing, and was the family genealogist. Hazel was a life member of the Heart of America Genealogy Society.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, James George Johns and Ruth Edith Boyd Johns, her husband, James Lloyd Sade, two sisters, Margie Mildred Burtlow and Thelma Irene McClymond, four brothers, Glenn Clifford Johns, Kenneth Otis Johns, Walter Stuart Johns, and Wayne Leon Johns, one niece, and three nephews. She leaves her daughter, Kimberly Elaine Sade, five nieces, and 15 nephews. There will be a graveside service a 2:00 on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the Seymour Masonic Cemetery in Seymour, Missouri. In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to the Girl Scouts of America.
Graveside Service Seymour Masonic Cemetery
Tuesday, May 29, 2018