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Bryan County, Oklahoma

Highland Park Cemetery
Durant, Oklahoma

Deceased Name: Hazel I. "Toots" Harmon Palmer

© Billings Funeral Home

Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

Hazel I. Harmon Palmer, 84

Hazel I. "Toots" Harmon Palmer, 84, year old Mooreland resident and former Durant resident, died Sunday, April 10, 2005 at her home in Mooreland.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2005, in the Highland Cemetery in Durant with the Reverend Gaylon Cox officiating. Burial will follow with the Billings Funeral Home of Mooreland in charge of arrangements.

The family will greet friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. today at the Billings Funeral Home in Mooreland.

Hazel Inez Harmon Palmer was born April 13, 1920, in Durant, Oklahoma, to Marvin Ulysses and Bertha Florence Corbin Harmon.

Hazel attended rural schools in the Durant area.

On September 29, 1942, she was united in marriage to Elmer Lee "Lefty" Palmer in Durant. They made their home in Durant. Following her husband's military service, they made their home in Okmulgee where her husband attended college. The family moved to Texas, Colorado and then to New Mexico where Lefty taught school. Following his retirement from teaching college, they returned to Durant. Lefty preceded her in death on September 1, 1992.

Following the death of her husband, Hazel moved to Adair to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Ron and Jo Simmons. She moved to Mooreland in 1998.

Hazel was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Josie Lee Simmons and husband Ron of Mooreland; two brothers, Bill Harmon and wife Clarabelle of Durant; Herbert Harmon and wife Yvonne of Calera; one sister, Marie Horn and husband Mike of Farmington, New Mexico; three grandchildren, Laura Sappenfield and husband Cary of Cashion; Amy Hininger and husband Darrin of Lahoma; David Simmons of Mooreland and two great-grandchildren, Rhianon Sappenfield and Garrett Hininger.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Clovis Harmon and one sister, Oleen Meade.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mooreland First Baptist Church Wednesday Night Meal Fund with the Billings Funeral Home, 1621 Downs Avenue, Woodward, Oklahoma 73801 accepting donations.

Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com.

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