Hazel Brown

July 21, 1930 ~ September 21, 2015 (age 85)

Hazel Brown

Hazel Brown, age 85, 5485 N. 500 E., Rochester, Indiana, died on September 21, 2015 at Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester at 1:55 a.m.

She was born on July 21, 1930 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to Sam and Verlie (Nolen) Wireman.  After living in Kentucky, Hazel moved to Ohio, then to Warsaw where she lived for 16 years.  She then moved to Rochester to live with her daughter Frances Rhodes for two years until she passed away.

Hazel was married to Vernon Ousley who is deceased, and then she married Mitchell Bolen who is still living but divorced.  She then married Paul Brown who is also deceased.

Hazel was a factory worker at Torin – Brookside, Rochester, Indiana for 33 years and then retired.  She was a member of the Rochester F.O.E., Eagles Lodge #852.  She enjoyed gardening and putting puzzles together.

Survivors include: 2nd husband: Mitchell Bolen, daughter: Frances (spouse Gary) Rhodes of Rochester; (2) grandchildren: Jason Rhodes and Erin Rhodes (fiancé Jared Ganshorn), (6) great-grandchildren: Austin, Braxton, Skyler, Annie, Braydon and Eli.

Preceding Hazel in death are her parents; husbands: Vernon Ousley and Paul Brown; son: Curtis E. Ousley; brother: Milton Wallen; sister: Adie Moore.

Private graveside services with no visitation were held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw, Indiana officiated by Pastor Robert Brown of God’s Highway to Heaven church.

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