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Obituary for Hazel Driver

August 19, 1927 - February 29, 2020
Elyria, Ohio | Age 92

Loving Wife, Mother, Sister, Grandmother


Hazel Therese (Penrod) Driver, 92, of 401 Brittany Lane, Elyria, (formerly Carlisle Ave) passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the home of her daughter, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Driver was born in Flint, MI, August 19, 1927 to Harry and Mary Penrod. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James "Edgar" Driver and her daughter, Shirley Ann. She was also preceded in death by 4 brothers, Norman (Joyce), Gregory (Shirley), Michael (Tammy) and Douglas Penrod. She is survived by two daughters, Margaret Jordan (Bob) of Elyria and Beth Cook (Randy) of Stantonville, TN, 8 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and one due in April and a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Driver made her home with her daughter and son-in-law (Margaret and Bob Jordan) for the past 10 years who lovingly cared for her.
For several years she volunteered helping children read at Westwood and Cascade schools. She also volunteered at the Elyria Memorial Hospital gift shop. She enjoyed making stuffed animals for children who were patients at Elyria Memorial Hospital as a ministry of the East Broad Street Church of Christ in Elyria. She was an active member of the East Broad Street Church of Christ for many years where she served as a Sunday School teacher until the age of 86. One of her biggest joys was spending time with her grandchildren.
Friends may call at the East Broad St. Church of Christ for visitation on Monday, March 2, from 5-9 p.m. and also Tuesday, March 3, from 10 a.m. until noon. A service will follow at noon officiated by her son-in-law and grandson, Randy and Matthew Cook, and Gary Mattingly.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East Broad Street Church of Christ, 1125 East Broad Street, Elyria, Ohio.

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