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Hazel Mendenhall

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Services for Hazel Leta Mendenhall of Grass Valley were conducted at Overton Funeral Home in Indianola, Iowa. Services were officiated by Roger McMurry, Harold Mitchell and Jacob Vincent. Interment was at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Indianola, Iowa.

Mrs. Mendenhall died Sunday, Dec. 29, at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. She was 91.

She was born on Dec. 30, 1910, in Lucas County, Iowa, to Jacob Thomas Vincent and Bertha Willetta (Hospilhorn) Vincent. She graduated from Chariton Junior College, Corcoran School of Art. She married Gerald W. Mendenhall on May 4, 1941, in Des Moines, Iowa. They resided at the U.S. Naval Base in Pensacola, Fla. She was a teacher at rural schools in Lucas County, Iowa, for 12 years and later was the deputy recorder for Lucas County.

She was a member of the Sierra Presbyterian Church in Grass Valley. She enjoyed oil and watercolor painting, hooking, and sewing. She received many awards for her artistic accomplishments in oil and watercolor painting.

She is survived by her daughter, Catherine, of Grass Valley; sisters Willetta Stafford of Des Moines and Wyona Baker of Chariton; brother and sister-in-law, Verne and Irene Vincent of Chariton; sister-in-law, Pauline Barker Vincent of Russell, Iowa; brother-in-law, retired Air Force Col. Walter Stark of Rupert, Idaho; and 17 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, retired Lt. Cmdr. Gerald W. Mendenhall; daughters Rosemary Pauline and Janice Hazel; twin brother Howard Laurel Vincent; and sister, Wyota Vincent Stark.

Arrangements are under the direction of Overton Funeral Home.

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