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Hazel I. Garwood

February 16, 1940 — February 4, 2024

Van Wert, Ohio

Hazel I. (Rhodenbaugh) Garwood, 83, of Van Wert, passed away Sunday morning, February 4, 2024 at her residence with her family by her side. She was born in Van Wert on February 16, 1940, to Earl and Mildred (Mason) Rhodenbaugh. On November 12, 1960, she married Doyle Garwood.

She was a 1958 graduate of Van Wert High School.

Hazel retired from Sprint Communications with over 30 years of service.

She is a member of Good Shepherd of the Nazarene Church in Van Wert, where she helped lead the card ministry and prayer chain.

Her faith and family were the most important aspects of her life.

Hazel is survived by her daughters, Lori Garwood and Shelley Garwood of Van Wert; grandchildren, Jared and Brittnie Garwood; a sister in law, Varlene Rhodenbaugh; several nieces and nephews; and her granddogs, Kade and Toby.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Garwood; her parents, Earl and Mildred; a son, Jeffrey Garwood; a brother, Don Rhodenbaugh; a sister, Carolyn Garwood; and a grandson, Joseph Doyle Garwood.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Stuart Wyatt, officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Lehman Cemetery, Payne, Ohio.

Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials may be directed to Everheart Hospice.

Online conlolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Committal Service

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

3:15 - 3:30 pm (Eastern time)

Lehman Cemetery

., Payne, OH 45880

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