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Hazel Sawyer, 90, Elkhart, passed away Saturday, Nov. 11, at Elkhart Hospice House.
She was born Oct. 26, 1927, in Niles, Michigan, to George and Hazel (Cowell) Coquillard.
On May 1, 1946, she married James Sawyer, who preceded her in death in 1987.
She worked for 36 years at Johnson Controls, then spent 17 years at Walmart before retiring.
She was a member of the Grace Bible Church, New Paris.
She is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Gary) Price, Syracuse; her son, Lester Sawyer, Elkhart; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, son, three sisters and two brothers.
Services will take place Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. at Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse. Calling will be two hours prior to the service from noon until 2 p.m.
Burial will follow at Syracuse Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkhart Hospice House.
Published on November 13, 2017
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