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Hazel M (Joyce) Townsend
Nov 12, 1904 - Oct 9, 1996
Submitted by: Glenn

Enid Morning News
October 1996

Omega – The funeral for Hazel Townsend, 91, will be at 2 PM today at the Altona Congressional Church with the Rev. Jerry Vilhauer officiating.

Burial will follow in the Altona Cemetery, Omega, under the direction of Turner Funeral Home of Hinton. The body will lie in state from 11 AM until service time.

She was born November 12, 1904, in Macey, Indiana, to Frank and Georgia Belle (Hamilton) Joyce and died Wednesday, October 9, 1996, in Kingfisher.

She moved to Altona in 1905 from Indiana. She married Benjamin Gilbert Townsend on August 22, 1923, in Kingfisher. They owned and operated a grocery store in Omega for 40 years. She was longtime member of the Altona Congregational Church and the Altona Ladies Aide Club.

She is survived by three daughters, Dorothy Rathjen of Guthrie, Delores Hale of Sun City, California, Wilma Seebeck of Norman; one son, Clifford Townsend of Wellston; two sisters, Bessie Wells, Lucy Haffner, both of Kingfisher; 13 grandchildren, 29 great – grandchildren, seven great – great – grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and four sisters.

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