Margaret Corintha Hazelett

October 21, 1934 ‒ February 02, 2020

Marion, Ohio

Margaret Corintha “Marge” Hazelett, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Primrose of Marion at the age of 85.

Margaret was born in Tiffin, Ohio to the late Peter P. and Elsie S. (Chadwick) Reiter on October 21, 1934.  Margaret graduated from Tiffin Columbia High School in 1953.  After graduation, Margaret attended The Riverside School of Nursing in Toledo, graduating in 1957.  Continuing her studies, Margaret graduated from Mary Manse College in Toledo with a Bachelor’s of Chemistry and Nursing in 1960 and a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education in 1974.  Margaret then earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology and Reading in 1967 and a Master’s in School Psychology from Ohio State University in 1975.

Margaret married Harold G. “Hal” Hazelett on June 11, 1961 after the two met in Tiffin, Ohio.  Harold preceded Margaret in death on May 30, 2001.

Margaret and Hal both had entrepreneurial spirals, together they owned Hal Mar Shoe Store which was downtown for several years and later moved to the Marion Plaza. She would like to say, “She had her hand in a business of some sort for many years.”

Margaret worked as a nurse and nursing instructor in Toledo and for The Marion City School as an elementary teacher for 6 years, reading coordinator and School Psychologist.  Additionally, Margaret instructed General Psychology at The Ohio State University Marion Campus and served as the Student Disability Coordinator for more than 50 years.

Civically, Margaret was involved with the Martha Douce Dance Club, U.S. Open Parade Judge and The Marion Bicentennial Co-Chairwoman.  Professionally, she was a member of The International Reading Association, School Psychologists’ of Central Ohio, Ohio Psychological Association, Delta Kappa-ETA, University Women-O.S.U.M., Marion Lecture Recital Music Club President 1975-1977, and Mental Retardation Council.  Always giving of her time, Margaret was on the board for Marion Area Counseling Center, MARCA Industries, INC., Marion County Residential Homes, and the Past President of the Junior Service Guild.

Recently, Margaret enjoyed her time with Scott Spears on Talk Radio WWGH.

Margaret is survived by her sisters, Marjorie A. (Wayne) Koehler and Loretta G. Bargaheiser; step-son, Craig (Joan) Hazelett; granddaughter, Nicki Hazelett; niece, Cindy (Bryan) Benninger; nephews, Keith (Sheila) Bargaheiser, Jack Bargaheiser, and Kevin Koehler; great-nephews, Peter, Andrew, Brandon, and Seth; and great-nieces, Logan and Lauren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Margaret is preceded in death by a step-son, Neil Hazelett; niece, Belinda Cavazos; nephew, Steven Koehler; and grand-niece, Nicole.

Visitation will be held at The First United Church of Christ, 930 Harding Memorial Parkway on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 10 until 12 noon.  A funeral service will follow at 12 noon with Rev. Gale Green officiating and burial will follow in Marion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret’s honor to Junior Service Guild, Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities, or charity of the donor’s choice.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel is honored to serve Margaret’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • Mrs. Hazelett was both a professor and a dear friend of mine. She was a remarkable woman who made a difference I know in my life and I am sure the lives of many. She will be deeply missed thanks for the memories. Not a goodbye, but a see you later!

  • I was deeply saddened by the news of Margaret’s passing. She was an amazing woman. I feel so lucky that I got to know her. She will be missed. May she rest in peace.

  • Mrs. Hazelett was a great role model and she loved all of her students. Such a kind hearted woman. She will be missed.

  • I was saddened to hear of Mrs. Hazelett’s passing. I was honored to work with her and call her my professor , mentor and friend. Without she and Hal’s vision there would be no OSUM. I’m sure I join thousands in saying our world was better for having her in it. May she Rest In peace with Hal.

  • Margaret gave me many words of wisdom, some being you need to get younger friends. She was funny, generous, kind, intelligent, persuasive, stubborn, and a great person. I was honored to be chosen as one of her many friends. Until we meet again my friend, Rest In Peace.

  • Marge was a coworker and friend. I was blessed to be able to help care for her before she moved to Primrose. We shared many hours talking, reminiscing, laughing, taking rides and teasing each other, also, sharing cake and coffee. She will be missed here on Earth but I am sure she is already organizing events for those who have gone before her. Rest In Peace my friend.

  • Rest in heaven my friend. The times we spent together I will always treasure. The stories you shared will always be remembered. I learned so much just being around you and spending time together. I still don’t know if I will ever have the boundless energy you seemed to have possessed. But you will never be far from my mind and always in my heart.

  • I’m saddened to hear of Margaret’s passing. She and Hal were my parent’s closest friends. Sending my condolences to her family.

  • Marge was an amazing teacher and friend. She was like family. I’m deeply saddened to hear the news that she has passed. I love her very much. I pray for her family.

  • Mrs. Hazelett,(Marge,) thoughtfully touched our lives for good. Like a shining star,her dedication to teaching and genuine friendship reflect who she is. Her sweet memory we have held and will continue to hold forever in our hearts.
    Marge,Thank you for Blessing our lives with peace and love.

  • When I think about Mrs Hazelett I always remember her smile and her painted nails! She didn’t like short pencils and loved to give handouts of information. I only had one class from her and that was more than forty years ago, but she was so supportive and made the class so applicable to life that I never forgot it.

  • Marge was a co-worker, mentor, and a dear friend of mine. I cherish the years I spent with her. My thoughts and prayers are with your family!

  • She will be missed. A great lady who I had the opportunity to work it in different capacities as well as having been one of her students. Marge, thank you for your education, compassion, knowledge, and friendship. May the memories family and friends have fill that spot in your heart that is hurting today and in the future.

  • To Margaret Hazelett’s Family:
    I am saddened to learn of Margaret’s passing. She was lively, very involved in and active in our community.
    I extend to you all my condolences.

  • At my regret. Not able to attend services of my friend and colleague on the radio WWGH 107.1. She would stand in as a guest on my show A VOICE OF A PEOPLE . When my guest cancel and even when I did not have a guest, she would be my guest. I appreciated her for that. I also remember when she 1st came to Mark Street School, As a teacher. I didn’t have her, but wish I could of had her and more of her wisdom. We became close on WWGH. She is a great woman of faith, love, compassion, a great dresser and again much wisdom. My condolences to your family and friends. My prayers and thoughts are with you all, God bless. Linda Sims.

  • The family of Margaret has my sympathy. I recognized the name when I was glancing over the obituary. I was the flower girl in Margaret and Hal’s wedding. My parents Ken and Margy (Kimmel) Wenner graduated with Margaret in 1953. I still have a picture that was taken at Trinity United Church of Christ. My mom and Margaret were friends for years. My parents have both passed away.

    My thoughts and prayers to the family.