Smethport - Leah M. Hazlett, 79, of Smethport, passed away on Wednesday (January 13, 2021) at her residence in Smethport.
She was born March 6, 1941 in Clarington, PA, a daughter of Russell and Vera Rex Motter. On April 18, 1959, in the United Methodist Church of Clarington, PA, she married Cork Hazlett, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Hazlett worked as a nutritionist and head cook for Indiana County Headstart prior to her retirement.
She was a member of the Bradford TOPS Club, Red Hats, and the Smethport Garden Club.
She is survived by:
Two sons: David (Sue) Hazlett and Ron (Deb) Scott
Four daughters: Cathy (Mike) Lawson, Rhonda (Bob) Coccimiglio, Kristy (Danielle Dahlberg) Hazlett, and Danielle (Ken Figard) Hazlett
22 Grandchildren, 41 Great-Grandchildren
One brother: John Motter
Four sisters: Bernice (Jim) McCullough, Phyllis (Ken) Clark, Diane (Lou) Enott, and Sue (Rick) Knutson
And many nieces and nephews
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Chelsea and Lori.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a graveside burial will be held on Saturday, January 16, at 11 AM in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport. A celebration of Leah’s life will be held at a later date to be announced.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Hilltop Baptist Church, 3658 Rt. 646, Gifford, PA 16732, or to Karen & Glen Smith (Missionary to Zanzibar East Africa), 927 Martin Lane, Graham, NC 27253. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.