Mrs. Joy (Napier) Hazeldean, age 88, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on October 6, 1929, in Rising Sun, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Walter and Ethel (Kilburn) Napier. At the young age of nine, Joy’s mother passed away. Joy moved in with her uncle and aunt, Bill and Abby Detmer in Rising Sun, Indiana. She was raised in Rising Sun, Indiana where she attended high school. Joy was united in marriage on February 12, 1947, at the First Reform Church in Rising Sun, Indiana, to Eldric Edward Hazeldean and to this union arrived three sons, Eddie, Howard and Jerry and a daughter, Mary Lou to bless their home. Joy and Eldric shared 68 loving years of marriage together until Eldric passed away on August 5, 2015. Joy was a member of the Markland Baptist Church in Markland, Indiana. After moving to Madison, Indiana in August 2011, Joy and Eldric attended the North Madison Baptist Church. After the passing of her husband, Joy moved back to the Switzerland County community to be closer to her children where she resided until her passing. Joy was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed cooking and caring for her children. Joy passed away at 3:10 pm, Sunday, January 14, 2018, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.
Joy will be missed by her sons, William “Eddie” Hazeldean of Midlothian, TX and Eldric Howard Hazeldean and his wife: Julia of Vevay, IN; her daughter, Mary Lou Griffin and her husband: Ronnie of Pleasant, IN; her daughter-in-law, Janice Hazeldean of Vevay, IN; her grandchildren, Kelli Brockman and her husband: Donald of Vevay, IN, Kevin Scudder and his wife: Jill of Convoy, OH, Abbye Hazeldean of Dallas, TX, Joshua Hazeldean and his wife: Megan of Kaneohe, HI and Jillian Hazeldean of San Diego, CA; her great-grandchildren, Bryant, Briann, Carter and Sophie; her step-great-grandchildren, Liliana and Abbigail Dietrich; her sister-in-law, Mildred Schuster of Battle Creek, MI and her several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Ethel (Kilburn) Napier; her uncle and aunt that raised her since the age of 9, Bill and Abby Detmer; her son, Jerome Lee “Jerry” Hazeldean, died July 20, 2011; her daughter-in-law, Elaine Hazeldean, died November 10, 2017; her granddaughter, Kimberly Ann Hazeldean, died July 11, 1982; her sister, Blanche Bennett, died July 18, 2015 and her sister-in-law, Evelyn Felker, died September 6, 2014.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 11:00 am, by Pastor Bobby Brundige Jr. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.
Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday, January 19, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Memorial contributions may be made to Markland Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.