Hazel Ellen Shrake 83 of Beecher City, IL, passed away at 7:46 PM Friday July 24, 2009 in Shelby Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville, IL.Funeral services will be held at Kaskaskia Church near Wright’s Corner on Tuesday July 28, 2009 at 10:30 AM.Rev. Kent “Pee Wee” Denton will officiate.Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM Monday at Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Cowden.Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Cowden. Memorials can be made to the Kaskaskia Church.On line condolences may be directed to the family at lockartgreenfuneralhome.com
Hazel was born Mar. 22, 1926 in Bond Co. the daughter of Charles and Edna Felkel Ray.
Hazel was a homemaker and devoted mother.She enjoyed gardening and collecting antiques.
Hazel is survived by her husband of 40 years, David Shrake; two children: Bert Ellis and wife Judy of Montrose, IL and Ellen Chudkosky and husband Frank of Anderson, SC; three step children: Steve Shrake and wife Ramona of Mattoon, IL, Jim Shrake of Cowden, IL and Wilda Harpster of Wheeler, IL; brother Charles Edgar Ray of Donaldson, IL; nine grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and three brothers.