Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mae Hazel (Veasman) Prewett 1908-1986

Mae Hazel Prewett, of Dixon, was born on February 19, 1908, at Dixon, a daughter of William and Mary Wilken Veasman, and departed this life at 4:30 a.m., on Tuesday morning, March 11, 1986, in the Pulaski County Memorial Hospital, Waynesville, after suffering an apparent heart attack.  Mrs. Prewett had attained the age of 78 years and 22 days.  Mrs. Prewett was a ,e,mer of the First Christian Church, Dixon, and was a housewife and homemaker for all her working life.  Fond memories of Mrs. Prewett will long be remembered in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

Mrs. Prewett was united in marriage on October 4, 1926, at St. Louis, to Chester Ruben Prewett, and to this union, one daughter was born.  Mr. Prewett preceded his wife in death on November 30, 1971.  Others preceding Mrs. Prewett in death include: Her father on April 27, 1958; her mother on May 31, 1976; and one sister, Virginia.

Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Prewett at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday morning, March 13, 1986 in the Dixon Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with the Rev. Kevin Martin, First Christian Church, Dixon, officiating.  Mrs. Hazel Schierbaum sang “How Great Thou Art” and “Sweet Hour of Prayer” for the funeral service and was accompanied by Mrs. Carmen Hauck.

Interment was in the Dixon Cemetery under the direction of the Dixon Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Prewett were Eugene Rollins, Carl Durtschi, Bill Harding, Franklin Prewett, Clifford Fuller and Jake Veasman.  Honorary Pallbearers were Eddie Palmer, Terry Clark, Charles McEntee, Warden Russell and Pryor Ray Prewett.

Those left to mourn the passing of Mrs. Prewett include: One daughter and son-in-law, Daisye and Bennett Howell, Tulsa, Oklahoma; one brother, Charles Veasman, Dixon; and many other relatives and a host of friends. 

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