HAZEL I. OHNECK, 93, of New Haven, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Bryan, Ohio, she was the daughter of George and Carmah (Fisher) Hutchison. She was raised a Quaker and later became a longtime member of the former Calvary Presbyterian Church. After moving to Fort Wayne in 1941, she worked at General Electric inspecting small motors until she joined the Navy as a member W.A.V.E.S. (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). Several months after her discharge, she married and dedicated the rest of her years to raising her family, traveling, and her art. She was a longtime avid supporter and accomplished exhibitor of intricate sewing projects and beautiful oil paintings at the Allen County Fair for many years. Hazel remained an active member of the Waynedale Order of the Eastern Star #600. She is survived by her children, Beverly (Chris) Ohneck-Holly of Bloomington, Bryce (Diane) Ohneck of Edmonton Alberta, Canada, and Stan (Penny) Ohneck of Tell City; foster son, Edward Brown of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Amanda Rice of Indianapolis, Mollie (Omar) Restrepo and Leah (Ian) Mosher of Fort Wayne, and Forest Ohneck of Edmonton Alberta, Canada; great-grandchildren, Lillian, Eva, Olivelle and Enzo; and siblings, Freda (Clare) Brunt of Temperance, Mich. and Margaret Bradley of Bryan, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce D. Ohneck, in 1993; and 10 siblings. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven, with calling from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to service and O.E.S service at 11:30 a.m. Pastor Scott Davis officiating. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials to the Eddie Brown Assistance Fund, c/o PNC Bank, 411 Lincoln Hwy W., New Haven. To share online condolences visit www.harperfuneralhome.com

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