Hazel C. Haerer, 97 of Mexico, died at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Pin Oaks Living Center in Mexico.

   Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, January 11, 2019, at Pickering Funeral Home with Rev. Woody Berry and Bob Stanford officiating. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

   Hazel was born January 3, 1922, in Mexico, the daughter of A. Clay and Della (Pfitzer) Crews. On April 25, 1946, in Mexico, she married Martin O. Haerer, who preceded her in death on March 13, 1977.

   She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Mexico. She worked 13 years at AMC as a Medical Records Clerk. She enjoyed following the grandkids sports, watching sports on television, especially the Cardinals and she also enjoyed sewing, cooking, and needlepoint.

   Survivors include two daughters, Donna Haerer, Mexico, and Jill Winterhalter, Mexico; one daughter-in-law, Judy Haerer, Mexico; nine grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

   In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, James and Russ Haerer; one infant daughter; one sister Helen Doebelin; and one grandson, James Walter William.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church. They may be sent in care of Pickering Funeral Home, 403 N. Western, Mexico, MO 65265.

Public Tributes and Expressions of Sympathy

So sorry to hear about Hazel. I enjoyed so much working with her at the hospital. - Judy Donaldson

My deepest sympathies, Donna and Jill. Your mom was a lovely lady. I know your memories will be a comfort. - Pamela Flynn

Hazel was a wonderful woman and a huge part of my childhood. My sympathy and love to all the family. Marilyn Melahn Senter 

Sorry for your loss Jill keeping you in prayer - Dennis Lierheimer

I am so sorry for your loss Jill. Your Mom was a wonderful woman and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Prayers for you and your family, Andi Fort - Andrea Fort

So sorry Jill. Keeping you and your entire family in my thoughts and prayers. - Bev Semar

So sorry for your loss. Many hugs and prayers to Jill Hudy and the rest of the family. We know she will have a great homecoming. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family as you grieve your loss. May the knowledge of knowing she is in the Father's arm bring you comfort and strength. Many hugs and prayers. - Becky

My father-in-law spent the last months of his life at Pin Oaks in the same wing as Hazel. Every time we visited him, Hazel would be sitting near the nurses station wrapped in blankets (very important) watching people go about their day. She would always smile when I said 'Hello.' On day she surprised me and lifted her hand and whispered, "Can you fix my blanket?". It had slipped off one shoulder. For some reason the request touched my heart. I always looked forward to seeing her during our visits. My condolences to her family, and Jill in particular. May you find comfort now that she rests in peace. - Roxanne Lockwood

Donna- So sorry for your loss, I remember your mom, she always had a smile on her face. You are in our thoughts and prayers-Danny and Debby Burnett

Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. - Penny Dahl

You have our deepest sympathy at the loss of your mother and grandmother. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you peace and comfort. - E.G. and Ginny Raney

I met Aunt Hazel when Marlene and I helped her one day at a garage sale at her house. We had the best time laughing and cutting up! She had a wonderful, cheerful outlook and made me feel part of the family right off the bat! I will always think of her and smile. - Sue Qualls

Sorry for your loss Jill. Keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. - Bonnie Hinten Baker

Jill, so sorry about your lovely Mom. Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. - Cathy Harrison

Donna and Jill and family, Morrie and I extend our sympathy to you in the loss of your Mother. - Morrie and Bonnie

My thoughts are with you in this difficult time. I pray that God will give you the strength you need to get through your loss. Know that she will always be with you. God Bless. - Tonya Wheatley Herman

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