CHARLESTON - Hazel S. Bethune, 97, formerly of Sikeston, died at 10:10 p.m. June 2, 2004, at the Charleston Manor.
Born Aug. 27, 1906, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Jesse P. and Mary Etta Holland Weekley, she lived in Sikeston and Scott counties most of her life. She retired as a supervisor for the International Shoe Company and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston.
On Aug. 27, 1926, she married Charles R. Bethune Sr., who preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 1972.
Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Byron Moxley of Charleston; one daughter-in-law, Carole Bethune of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Marie Yeakey of Sikeston; five grandchildren and their spouses, Linda and David Patton of St. Louis, Sally and Max Michael and Charles and Celeste Moxley of Charleston, Charles Robert Bethune III of Rockledge, Fla., and Kaprice Bethune Swan of Jacksonville; nine great-grandchildren, Sarah Michael Dovin of Jackson, Shelby Michael Alexander of Columbia, Robert Michael of Cape Girardeau, Jeff Patton and Greg Patton of St. Louis, Elizabeth Anne Moxley and Stephen J. Moxley of Charleston and Heather Swan and Josh Swan of Jacksonville; and four great-great-grandchildren, Catie Dovin and Camille Dovin of Jackson, Va., Claire Alexander of Columbia and Abigail Michael of Cape Girardeau.
Also preceding her in death were one son, Charles Robert Bethune Jr.; three brothers, Clarence Weekley, Russell Weekley and Walter Weekley; and one sister, Martha Weekley Baker.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, where services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Harold O. Norton, director of Senior Adult Ministries of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.
Pallbearers will be: Robert Michael, Greg Patton, Jeff Patton, Stephen J. Moxley, Bruce Dovin and Rick Alexander.
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