Hazel Lorene Parker Trapp

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Hazel Lorene Parker Trapp, 91 years old, passed away June 27, 2014, after a long illness with MDS (Myelodysplasia syndrome leukemia). She was under the care of Ashley Health and Rehabilitation in Rogers, Ark. She was born May 26, 1923, in Anderson (Izard County), Ark., to Ezra Roy Parker and Cordelia McMahan Parker. Hazel and her husband, Loy Leon Trapp (deceased), were married July 1, 1941, in Clovis, N.M.; they were happily married 68 years. She was a homemaker and loving mother who enjoyed reading, gardening, and working puzzles. She learned the meaning of resilience, courage, optimism, and humor during the "worst of hard times" ... of the Dust Bowl days; the Great Depression; and the Second World War. At the age of 4 she was diagnosed with polio. Hazel was a member of the Pleasant Street Church of Christ, Springdale, Ark. For 10 years, she was a Lecturer for the Zion Oak Grange for which she received many awards. She had a zest for life; those who knew her loved her and enjoyed being around her. She is survived by her son, Kenneth Trapp of Bella Vista, Ark.; her daughter, Shirley Trapp VanOverschelde and her husband Gary VanOverschelde of Rogers, Ark.; two brothers, Glen Parker of Johnson, Ark., and Lee Roy Parker and his wife, Barbara, of Dardanelle, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express a very special "thank you" to the nurses, CNAs and staff at Ashley Health and Rehabilitation for their kindness, love and care of our dear mother. Visitation will be Monday, June 30, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sisco Funeral Chapel of Springdale. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Sisco Funeral Chapel of Springdale, with Larry Branum officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery. Pallbearers are Mr. Bill Hickey, Mr. Fay Harriman, Mr. Jerry Baker, Mr. John Davenport, Mr. Tyler Dutton, and Mr. Lester Harrison. Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Street Church of Christ, 1020 South Pleasant St., Springdale, AR 72764. Online condolences may be left at

Published June 29, 2014