Mrs. Hazel Marie Tenbuckle Croscutt, 97, of Willowbrook Manor, Clymer, N.Y., passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at the home of her son in Taylorsville, N.C.
Mrs. Croscutt was born April 10, 1917, in Sherman, N.Y., to the late John Henry Tenbuckle and Bertha Weavers Tenbuckle.
Hazel attended elementary school at the one-room school house on Sherman Flats. She graduated from Sherman High School in 1934 as valedictorian of her class, she then graduated from Fredonia Training class as a teacher in 1937. She taught in the Clymer area in one-room school houses for three years prior to marrying Donald Croscutt in 1940. Together with her parents they owned and operated a family dairy farm on the Clymer Sherman Road. She was a member of Clymer Hill Reformed Church in Clymer, N.Y., where she was active in the missionary society, was a Sunday school teacher and was very active in other church functions. Hazel was active in the religious release time. She was known for her chocolate chip cookies which she shared with family and friends.
Including her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, Donald Henry Croscutt, and a infant brother.
Those left to cherish her memory include: a daughter, Alberta Ann Oonk and husband, Harvey, of Clymer, N.Y.; two sons: Dale Henry Croscutt and wife, Sandy, of Taylorsville, N.C., Duane Gary Croscutt and wife, Carol, of New Bern, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 1-3 p.m. the day of the service at the Clymer Hill Reformed Church.
The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. at the Clymer Hill Reformed Church, Clymer, N.y., Wednesday April 23, 2014, with the Revs. Mike and Erin Beckerink officiating, with the Rev. Mark Albertino, pas-tor of the Taylorsville Church of God, Taylorsville, N.C., assisting. This is where Hazel attended church while in North Carolina. Burial will be in Holland Cemetery, Clymer, N.Y.
Memorials may be given to: Clymer Hill Reformed Church, 8441 Ravlin Hill Road, Clymer, NY 14724 or Clymer Fire Department, PO Box 31, Clymer, NY 14724.