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Hazel Lauderdale

December 11, 1947 — February 1, 2024


Hazel (Kellhofer) Lauderdale was born on December 11, 1947.  She was the fifth of six children born to Eugene and Wilma Kellhofer. She met Jesus, face to face a little after 10:00 p.m. on February 1, 2024, with family around her.

Hazel was a devoted wife, mother, and her favorite title, Nana.  

She is survived by her husband of 56 years James; a daughter Shelley Hampton and husband Anthony of Ozark; and a son Scott Lauderdale of Mountain Grove; five grandchildren, Savannah Harrison and husband Ethan of Ozark, Alijah Hampton and Sydney Hampton of Ozark, Bryce Lauderdale and Bryer Lauderdale of Mountain Grove; and a step grandson, Brandon Barton and family of Mountain Grove.

Other family include her sisters Doris Johnson and husband Clifford, (both deceased), Deloris (Dee) Watts and husband Raymond (deceased), and Lynn Kellhofer;  brothers, Don Kellhofer and wife Sheila (deceased), and Dale Kellhofer and wife Katie; brothers and sisters-in-law Charles Lauderdale (deceased) and wife Alti and John Lauderdale and wife Linda; and many, many nieces and nephews.

Hazel spent many years in the banking industry and many years working in the church. Her favorite job after she retired was just being "Nana" and being available when one of the grandkids needed something.  For the last five years Hazel has been a bus aide on an Ozark Tiger Paw Preschool bus.  Even during her health issues, she wanted to be on the bus so she could be a part time Nana to each of these little people.  

Hazel was a faithful member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church for over 30 years.  She was very active in women's groups and an event planner for her Sunday School class.  

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 5, 2024 at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Springfield, under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Jeremy Muniz officiating.  Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m - 2:00 p.m. immediately before the funeral at the church. A private family burial will be held at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield. Hazel's family invites those who cannot attend the funeral celebration on Monday to stop by the funeral home and sign the book on Sunday between 2-4:00 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, Hazel would like for you to make a donation to your favorite children's organization.  If you do not have one, here are a couple she loved:  Defender Orphan Care at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Springfield and Ozark Tiger Paw Preschool (check may be written to Ozark Schools, with Tiger Paw in the memo.  

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, February 4, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Adams Funeral Home - Ozark

504 W Walnut St, Ozark, MO 65721

Hazel's family invites you to come by the funeral home and sign the book if you are unable to attend the funeral celebration on Monday.

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Monday, February 5, 2024

12:30 - 2:00 pm

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Funeral Service

Monday, February 5, 2024

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