Frank W. Hazlett, 94, a lifelong Labette County resident, died at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Woodridge Estates, where he had resided the past few years.
He was born Aug. 26, 1917, at Oswego to Dr. William A. Hazlett, an early day Oswego dentist, and Elizabeth (Longwell) Hazlett. He grew up in Oswego and graduated from Oswego High School in 1935. He attended Kansas State Teacher’s College at Pittsburg for two years and the Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, graduating in 1940.
From 1936 to 1941 he was employed by the Carpenter Press in Oswego, which published the Oswego Democrat Newspaper. In 1941 he began employment with the Parsons Sun as a linotype operator-machinist and continued in this career until his retirement in 1982.
On April 7, 1945, he married Esther E. Freeman in Oswego. She preceded him in death on Oct. 27, 1991.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and had served the church in many capacities, including the office of elder. He had served as scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 2, sponsored by the Presbyterian Church. He was long active in bowling leagues in Parsons and the area and continued bowling until recently. For many years he was a member of the International Typographical Union.
Survivors include a son, William F. "Bill" Hazlett of Grapevine, Texas; a daughter, Beth Wood of North Richland Hills, Texas; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. Howard H. Hazlett and Robert H. Hazlett.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church. They may be left at or sent to the funeral home at P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.