Hazel E. Totman

April 24, 1930 ‒ December 25, 2011

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Hazel E. Totman, age 81, of Mansfield passed away Sunday, December 25, 2011 at home surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born April 24, 1930 in Hart, Michigan the only daughter of Wilbur W. and Nellie Esther (Clark) White.

A patriot at heart, Hazel worked at American Legion Post #16 in Mansfield, and through her time there, she developed many close friends. For seven years, she served as the bugler for the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail, honoring our fallen heroes. Along with her late companion, John Kilgore, she attended and helped to coordinate thousands of military funerals, their long haired Chihuahua “Mugsy” in tow.

Hazel loved people and referred to almost everyone as “Honey.”

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Elinor and Don Felton of Mansfield, a son William Lynn Pfahler of Mansfield, grandchildren Stephanie Negron, Larry Frisby, Lori Ellen Metheney (Billy Blevins), John David Pfahler, John Paul Felton, and Michelle Pfahler, great grandchildren Kristi Metheney, Cody Metheney, Kaela Frisby, Jordan, Mason and Marissa Dander, and Paris Sanger, a great great grandchild Hannah Frisby and two great great grandbabies on the way, along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by two husbands Robert Pfahler, and Clarence Totman, her life companion John Kilgore, a daughter LaVonna Frisby, step son Michael Kilgore, a granddaughter Carla Frisby, and three brothers Melvin Clark, Howard William and Sylvester White.

Friends may call Wednesday, December 28, 2011 from 3pm to 6pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held Thursday at 11am. Visiting will continue the hour prior to the funeral service. Celebrant Jerry Wilson will officiate and burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions to the Area Agency on Aging, MedCentral Hospice, or the American Cancer Society may be made through the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made by visting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com