November 11, 2017
PADUCAH, Ky. — Private graveside services for Hazel Z. Whitaker, 100, of Paducah, Kentucky, formerly of Davenport, will be at Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport. Weerts Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.
Hazel passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Parkview Nursing Home, Paducah, Kentucky. She was born on June 9, 1917, in Rock Island, the daughter of Archibald and Nellie Schieberl. She married Jack E. Whitaker on August 18, 1940, in Davenport. He died on March 20, 2001.
She was a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Davenport. She enjoyed being active in her church and taking art lessons.
Hazel is survived by her daughter, Constance (Michael) Watkins, Paducah, Kentucky, a daughter-in-law, Mary Tong-Whitaker, Antioch, California; grandchildren, Brian (Sharon) Watkins, Sellersburg, Indiana, Kelly (Daryl) Weitlauf, of Paducah, and Dawn Whitaker, California; great-grandchildren, Julia (Wes) Mitchell, Holly (Chris) Johnson, Brianna Weitlauf and Jack Watkins; a great-great grandson, Ayden Mitchell; a step-great grandson, Brent (Tannette) Weitlauf, Symsonia, Kentucky; and step-great-great grandchildren, Kheilenn Weitlauf, Brent Weitlauf Jr. and Peyton Weitlauf.
Memorials may be made to First Church of Christ, Scientist.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Bruce Whitaker, three sisters and one brother.
Online condolences and rememberances may be expressed to Hazel's family by visiting her obituary at www.weertsfh.com