Margaret Corintha Hazelett
October 21, 1934 ‒ February 02, 2020
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 www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.