Hazel N. Griffon Vanderbilt Schubert

February 24, 1908 ‒ November 30, 2007

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Hazel N. Griffon Vanderbilt Schubert, 99, of Vanderbilt Road, Mansfield, died Friday evening November 30, 2007 in her home following a short illness.

She was born February 24, 1908 in Monroe County to L. Frederick and Elizabeth (Gehring) Griffon, and moved with her family to Mansfield in 1918. She was graduated from Lexington High School in 1927 (was the oldest living alumnae of Lexington), and earned her teacher’s certificate from Ashland University.

Hazel taught with the Mansfield City Schools in the Hedges Elementary building. Her summers were never idle, as she farmed alongside her first husband for years.

Always busy about her home with gardening and farming projects, Hazel also had a fondness for traveling. She was blessed to be on the European inaugural voyage of the oceanliner The Queen Mary.

She was a member of Lexington Presbyterian Church, taught Sunday school for years and had been active with United Presbyterian Women.

Remembered as a prayer warrior, Hazel’s deep love for her family kept her in prayer for each member of her family on a continual basis…for their trials, for their witness, and for God’s blessing.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Jeanne and Dennis Mueller of Mansfield; grandsons and their wives Dennis, Jr. and Mary Mueller and Brent and Robin Mueller all of Mansfield and Greg and Shelly Mueller of Cape Coral, Florida; grandson-in-law Marc Meservey of Lexington; ten great grandchildren; a great great grandchild; a sister-in-law Dorothy Griffon of Mansfield; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members on both sides of the Griffon and Vanderbilt family trees.

She was preceded in death by husbands Charles H. Vanderbilt and John Schubert; granddaughter Tamara Meservey; and brothers and sisters Minnie Hartzler, Pearl Klotzle, Lillian “Nan” Wolford, Ida Mae Reed, Marilyn Doherty, William Griffon, Joseph Griffon and Edward Griffon.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 4, 2007 from 4 – 7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 A.M. Pastors Jack Sharp and Jim Streib will officiate. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Lexington Presbyterian Church may be made at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com