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Hazel M. Church

Hazel M. Church 94, of Woodstock, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at Centegra Hospital in Huntley.

She was born in Harvard on May 18, 1924, to Sanford and Georgia (Gallup) Sweet. She married Robert Church on April 24, 1946, in Woodstock. He passed away March 12, 1995.

She was a 50-year member at First United Methodist Church in Woodstock. She worked for many years as a painter at Woodstock Die Cast. She was a member at the local UAW, and a 50-year member of the Woodstock Moose.

Hazel was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her house was open to anyone at any time. Many family and friends would “drop by” to visit and enjoy her conversation. She was known for her sense of humor, her love for the offerings of life, and devotion to family.

She is survived by two daughters, Dianne Reeves and Demaris (Paul) McNabb; a son, Alan (Mary) Church; nine grandchildren, Michael (Lois) Casper, Andrea (David) Jones, Eli Reeves, Joel McNabb, Jeremy McNabb, James (Jamie) McNabb, Allyson (Bill) Landry, Robert Church, Annie Church and Danielle Gilman; two sisters, Geraldine Glass and Leona Bracher; also a brother-in-law, Ronald (Pat) Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; sisters, Mary Bates, Sylvia DiPirro, Nellie Smith, Maude Kiltz, Olive Shenbarger, and Sandra Jann; and brothers, Mark Sweet, Melvin Sweet and Bill Sweet.

The visitation was Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, from 9 until the 11 a.m. funeral service at First United Methodist Church, 201 W. South St., Woodstock. Interment was in the McHenry County Memorial Park Cemetery.

For more information, call the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 815-338-1710, or visit

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