2017-10-12 / Obituaries

Hazel B. Brambley

Breezewood, 101

Hazel Barton Brambley, 101, Breezewood, died Monday, October 2, 2017, on her way to the ocean in Maryland.

She was born August 17, 1916, in East Providence Township, Bedford County, to Henry Bruce Barton and Edith Holly (Mellott) Barton.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her former husband, Herbert Justus Brambley Jr.; a sister, M. Leone Remsburg; a brother, Bernard C. Barton; and her great-grandson, Asheton S. Grube.

She was very proud of the reach of her descendants, as well as their many wonderful accomplishments.

She is survived by daughters: Melissa Holly Brennan and Ivah Edith Coleman; sons: Michael Bruce Brambley and wife Karen; and Lynn Wade Brambley; Philip Roy Brambley and wife Joan; grandchildren: Earl Valjean Johnson, Liane O. Johnson- Harr, Erin D. Cromer, Max M. Johnson, Gillian L. Clark, Daniel E. Brambley, David L. Brambley, Jacob K. Brambley, Lynne Ann Shaffer, Mika B.W. Brambley, Brenda M. Foreman, Lauren H. Carpenter, Theron M. Brennan, Trysta S. Duvall, Amanda R. Steele, Crystal E. Hawkins; 31 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; two sisters: Shirley E. Remsburg, Warfordsburg, and B. Jane Gipe,Chambersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She attended the one-room Buffalo Schoolhouse near Crystal Spring, Fulton County. She did not have transportation to the high school at Warfordsburg. When she was older she decided that she should have a diploma and at the age of 81 took the GED test at Mc- Connellsburg.

She loved to read and her life’s passion was genealogy. She began her research in her teens and continued with it until her death. People often visited her for her knowledge about various Fulton County families. She was a member of the Daughters of the Revolution.

Over her lifetime she farmed, worked as an enumerator for the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Agriculture, supervisor for Bedford County DHIA, as a bookkeeper for an ag business, in a restaurant, cleaned motel rooms and wallpapered. She always had a large garden and enjoyed it immensely. She loved road trips with children and grandchildren. She will be missed by many.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 8, at 2 p.m., at Union Memorial Church. Pastor Ronald Hott officiated. Burial was in Union Memorial Cemetery.

Akers Funeral Home, Everett, was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.akersfuneralhome.com

Memorial contributions may be made to Fulton County Historical Society, PO Box 115, Mc- Connellsburg, PA 17233 Please mark donation for Research Room, or Union Memorial Cemetery Association, c/o Mika B. Brambley, 1413 South Breezewood

Road, Breezewood, PA 15533.

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