HARTFORD CITYHazel Lorene Peer, 80, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 in Bridgewater Centre, Hartford City.
She was born in Hartford City September 2, 1934 to Leonidos and Eva (Pommell) Leffingwell. Hazel attended Lincoln Township Schools. She first married Robert Doublin in 1950 and they raised six children. She later married Eldo Peer on February 28, 1988 and he passed away August 16, 1991. Richard Shimkus, long-time friend and companion of 17 years, died in 2013.Hazel worked at RCA/Thompson Electronics, Marion, for 44 years retiring in 1994.
Surviving are: four daughters, Patricia (Martin) Cunningham, Lake Elmo, Minnesota, Vera (Tom) Whitted, Claypool, Indiana, Viola (D.J.) Driscoll, Minnesota, and Mary (Kenneth) Murphy, Montpelier; two sons, Robert Nathaniel (Kristi) Doublin, Jr., Minnesota, and Dickie Joe (Kimberly) Doublin, Minnesota; three step-children, Jim (Kathy) Peer, Junior Peer, and Linda Sue Brown, all of Marion. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.She was preceded in death by her husband, a sister, Milli Masters and four brothers, Richard Leffingwell (who died in Normandy during WW II), Chalmer, Theodore and Frank Leffingwell.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 29 in Blackford Baptist Temple, 2252 N. State Road 3, Hartford City with Pastor Larry Harvey officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory, Muncie.Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, January 28 in Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St., Hartford City and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church.
Online condolences may be sent to: www.watersfuneralhomes.com.