Hazel's Story

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Hazel Arlene Clift, 80, of Attica, Ind., passed away 3:53 a.m. EDT Thursday April 6, 2017, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette, Ind.
She was born Oct. 25, 1936, in Collison, Ill., the daughter of Lankford A. and Mildred M. (Dailey) Ingalsbe.
Surviving family include two sons, Randy (Jana) Clift, of Georgia, Dan (Erin) Clift, Algoa Texas; a daughter, Janice (Forest) Tague, Attica; three sisters, Dorothy (Jim) Mitton, Waynetown Ind., Edith Herron of Tennessee, Jo Ann Herron, Crawfordsville Ind.; a brother, Gerald (Darlene) Ingalsbe, Pittsburg Pa.; 15 grandchildren, Andrea (Joe) Ragsdale, Andy (Katie) Hardy, Alise (Luke) Dillow, Jennifer Clift, Alexander Clift, Nicholas Clift, Evan Clift, Emily Wyhs, Kyla Long, Samuel Long, Daniella Clift, Elijah Clift, Xavier Clift, Kristin Tague, Kaitlyn Tague; four great-grandchildren, Kayleigh Ragsdale, Rorie Ragsdale, Landon Hardy, and Lauren Hardy.
She is preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra K. Hardy; a brother, Arthur Van Ingalsbe; and an infant sister, Martha Ingalsbe.
Hazel graduated from Richland Township High School in 1954. She was a member of Sterling Christian Church in Veedersburg, Ind. She enjoyed sewing, attending KIT Club, attending her grandchildren's activities, going on walks and traveling with her special friend Jo Ellen Ragsdale.
Through the years she had been employed at the Ben Franklin Store both in Covington and Veedersburg. She managed the Dollar Store in downtown Veedersburg; and more recently she was employed at Ferguson Lumber in Veedersburg.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Sunday, April 9, at Sterling Christian Church, 701 S. Sterling Ave. Veedersburg, with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. EDT Saturday, April 8, at Sterling Christian Church. Burial will follow service at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Covington, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be given to Sterling Christian Church. Arrangements entrusted to Dickerson Funeral Home. Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com
Published on April 6, 2017
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