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Tahlequah, OK~ Hazel Loena Barnes Bryant, the daughter of Glover Bryant and Louetta (Azlin) Barnes Bryant, was born on September 4, 1925 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas and went home to be with the lord early on Wednesday morning May 31, 2017 at 5:54 a.m. in Tahlequah, Oklahoma where she had lived for the past 18 years. She passed this life at the age of 91.

Hazel enjoyed many things throughout her life; always faithful in going to church and loved good gospel singings. She loved traveling to places like Branson and Eureka Springs enjoying the entertainment. She was a wonderful seamstress and sometimes professionally over the years. She wasnt afraid of hard work and during her early years she worked in places like Bare Brand Hosiery, Lazy-Boy, and Gates. She did what was necessary to raise her family. She also loved gardening raising both vegetables and flowers and seemed to have a green thumb. She enjoyed her little dogs and from her living room chair, she loved watching the birds land on the feeders just outside the window. She was a Godly woman who loved the Lord and her family meant the word to her; always there for those who needed a helping hand. She loved the holidays and special family times with her children gathered around her. She was an amazing and loving Mother, wife, grandmother, and friend to all; she will be greatly missed.

She was survived by a loving family which includes her children Ronald Kelley and wife, Linda, of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Linda Howard and husband, Steve, of Pryor, Oklahoma, Janice Eddlemon of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Robert Kelley of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Rita Sellers of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and Alieca Whitener and husband, Jeff, of Chouteau, Oklahoma; her16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 9 great great- grandchildren.

Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Bernice G. Bryant; her parents, Glover Barnes and Luetta (Aslin) Barnes; her daughter, Kathryn Eidson; her siblings Onie Barnes, Vernon Barnes, Ishmael Barnes, Ervin Barnes, Harold Barnes, Ivo Barnes, and Clessie Barnes; her grandson, Joseph Leonard Miller and her great great-granddaughter, Linda Kathryn Warren.

There will be visitation at Hart Funeral Home on Monday, June 5, 2017 from 10:00AM-8:00PM and services will be held at Hart Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 2:00PM for all who wish to come.
Published on June 5, 2017
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