MOUNT UNION - Hazel N. Worthy, 86, of South Greene Street, Mount Union, died in Huntingdon, at the home of her daughter, Connie Kelsey. She was surrounded by her seven children, her very loving family and her bird, "Smokey," when she went to be in the arms of Jesus.
Born Dec. 26, 1925, in Allenport, she was the daughter of Harvey C. and Sylvia J. (Thatcher) Hurrell.
She married Sherman R. "Dick" Worthy on July 19, 1945, in Mount Union. Her husband preceded her in death on April 27, 1980.
Hazel N. Worthy
She is survived by her children, Jeannie Stein and husband, Harry, of Lewistown, Darlene K. Waite and husband, Leonard, of McVeytown, Connie S. Kelsey and husband, Wayne, of Huntingdon, Rick E. Worthy and wife, Diane, of Huntingdon, Brenda L. Gutshall and companion, Norman Brant, of Mount Union, and Judy A. Morgan and husband, Warren, of McVeytown.
There are also 17 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandson surviving.
One son, Terry Worthy, and one grandson, Ricky Worthy II, preceded her in death.
She was the last of her generation, having been preceded in death by her siblings, Helen Rosensteel, Beaulah Hurrell, Grace Hurrell, Laura Myers, Robert Hurrell, Ruth Alexander, Kenneth Hurrell, Dorothy Wolfe, Mona Hurrell, John Hurrell and an infant brother.
Mrs. Worthy and her husband owned and operated Worthy's Refuse for 23 years until 1977. She was then employed for more than 10 years by the Drop-in Center for handicapped individuals, in Lewistown, until she retired in 1988.
She was of Protestant faith and in her early years was a member of the Church of God Prophecy, Orbisonia.
She was a 1944 graduate of Mount Union High School.
Mrs. Worthy loved spending time with her family and enjoyed doing puzzles and puzzle books, playing Bingo, flowers, reading and working in the garden.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Gordon Ross officiating. Interment will be in Haven Rest Memorial Park, Croghan Pike, Shirleysburg.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ricky's Wheels, Central Pa. Community Foundation, 1330 11th Ave., Altoona, PA 16601, which is a nonprofit foundation created to provide mobility to those in need through the use of motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs, by Rick and Diane Worthy, in memory of their son, Ricky.