Hazel Tinsley

Hazel Tinsley

Thursday, October 15th, 1925 Saturday, October 5th, 2019

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Obituary for Hazel Pauline Tinsley

Hazel P. Tinsley, 93, of Springfield, Missouri, beloved mother, wife, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother passed away October 5, 2019.
Hazel was born to the late David Crockett Ruble and Mary Elizabeth Ruble on October 15, 1925. She married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Frank Tinsley, on September 28, 1946. They made their home in Poplar Bluff where they raised their family. She is preceded in death by her husband and seven siblings. Hazel is survived by her children, Scott Tinsley (Mary Ann) and Elizabeth White (David). Also surviving are her grandchildren Carrie Bowler (Matt), Matthew Tinsley (Emily), Rachael Sherrill, Lauren Turpin and Christopher
Turpin. Hazel was also blessed by great-grandchildren Madison, William, Justus, Anna, Grant, Tai and Georgia. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and Peggy Tinsley, Mike Turpin and George Sherrill.
Hazel was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her gift was treating people with respect and she had the ability to make everyone feel comfortable. She was easy to be with, never complained, loved the St. Louis Cardinals, playing and watching golf, following Raider's basketball and being a Red Hat member. But, most of all, she loved her family. Hazel handled everything that came her way with grace and dignity.
The family wishes to thank the Maple's staff for their loving and devoted care during the last years of her life.
There will be a visitation in Springfield on Wednesday, October 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Greenlawn East Funeral Home.
A celebration of Hazel's life will be held at New Life Christian Church United in Poplar Bluff on Friday, October 1 1, 2019. Visitation will be at 1:00
p.m., service at 2:00 p.m. and burial to follow.

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So sorry to hear. Frank and Hazel were wonderful people and I have great memories of them and their family.
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I worked with her Husband Frank on the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Over almost 60years I had occasions to meet and talk with Mrs. Tinsley on 7 or 8 occasions.
Always a pleasant person to visit with. R.I.P.
Norbert Shacklette
Comment | Posted at 07:34pm via Condolence

Elise Barker

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Many prayers for your family at this sad time.
It is difficult to lose your mom
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Betty Pace

My condolences on the loss of your Mother. It is such an awful thing when your last surviving parents passes. If there is anything I can do other than offer you my sympathy, please let me know. My thoughts will be with you during this difficult time.
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