HAZEL FERN TILMAN
Hazel Fern Tilman, age 90, of Williams, CA, passed away April 3, 2013 at Valley West Care Center in Williams, CA. She was a former resident of Anderson, CA and Kahoka, MO. She was born on
September 10, 1922 in Kahoka, MO to Frank and Gladys Issacs Wendling.
Hazel was a very industrious woman having worked at a variety of occupations throughout her life. During World War II she worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" at the shipyards. She was an artist and enjoyed oil, china and watercolor painting. She will be remembered for the wonderful vegetable garden she tended to every year. She loved to cook and was happy to prepare a meal for family and friends. Other favorite pastimes were hunting and fishing with her husband, Joe.
Hazel is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Karen Tilman of Anderson, CA; three grandchildren: Charles "CJ" Tilman, Rebecca "Becky" (Mrs. Josh) Janeway and Katherine "Katie" Tilman; four great-grandchildren: Christian Tilman, Zachary Tilman, Addison Janeway, and Jordan Janeway.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Tilman. Hazel will be dearly missed by her loving family.
A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Kahoka Cemetery.
The family is being assisted locally by Wilson Funeral Home.
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