Hazel Gawenda

Monday, January 5, 2004

ANNA, Ill. -- Hazel Marie Gawenda, 75, of Lake of Egypt, Creal Springs, Ill., died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at her home.

She was born June 12, 1928, at Chicago, daughter of Joseph and Edna Kalat Miller Sr. She and Alex J. Gawenda Sr., were married on Feb. 8, 1947, at Chicago. He died on April 1, 1999.

Gawenda was a member of the United Missionary Baptist Church near Lick Creek, Ill.

Survivors include a son Alex Gawenda, Jr., of LaGrange-Highland, Ill.; four daughters, Donna Hearn of Creal Springs, Joan Williams of Naples, Fla., Bonnie Kelley of Riverside, Ill., and Margaret Jameson of Oxford, Ga.; a sister, Mary Ellen Johnson of Makanda, Ill.; a brother, Roy Miller of Onalaska, Texas; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Stickney, Ill.