Hazel Lee Darnell, 80, of Sesser, IL passed away Monday March 9, 2015 at Helia Healthcare in Benton.
Hazel was born on April 19, 1934 in Sesser to Luther and Gladys (Tucker) Wingo. She married Raymond Darnell and he preceded her in death in September 1971.
She is survived by her three children Mike Darnell of Sparta, Wendell and Linda Darnell, of Pekin, and Sheryl and Stephen Wilson, of West Frankfort. She is also survived by her sisters Ella and Cecil Webb, Sue and Gene Utlaut, Bess and Jack MyGatt and Etta Eubanks all of Sesser. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and cousins who she loved dearly.
Hazel graduated from LPN school in 1978, she took great pride in being an LPN and loved taking care of the elderly. She worked at the Benton Nursing Home, Severin’s Nursing Home, and Redwood Manor.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one daughter Teresa Darnell.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday March 11, 2015 at 12 noon at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser with Brother Larry Cook officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 12 noon. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser.
Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For more information go to www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.