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  • Hazel Mae Thornton,
    Hazel Mae Thornton,

Hazel Mae Thornton,

1938 - 2019

Hazel Mae Thornton was born July 6, 1938, to James and Edith Berryhill in Tulsa. She departed this life Nov. 24, 2019, at the age of 81 years, four months and 19 days.

Hazel grew up in and around the Sapulpa area and was a graduate of Sapulpa High School. Though she traveled and lived various places, Bristow has been home for nearly 50 years. Hazel was a faithful member Countryside Church of Christ. She loved being outdoors whether it be relaxing while camping or tending to yard work. Family was first and foremost, any chance to come together was not wasted. She loved caring for her grand children anyway she could. There was always a soft spot in her heart for animals.

She is survived by two daughters, Kim Shepherd and husband John, of Mounds and Cheryl Bilby, of Sapulpa; one son, James Ernst and wife Kristi, of Bristow; one sister, Edna Degraffenreid, of Oakhurst; one brother, Millard Pickering, of Sapulpa; 13 grandchildren, Amy, Mathew, LeeAnn, Ginger, Jared, Alysa, Jimmy, Abby, Tera, Michelle, Brandon, Benjamin and Richie; as well as numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, David Ernst.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., r y, ov. , , Hutchins-Maples Matherly Funeral Home Chapel with Brent Matherly officiating.

Condolences may be made to the family at

Bristow News Record

P.O. Box 840
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Bristow, OK 74010
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