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Hazel Richard VanlaninghamNovember 1, 1929 ~ November 21, 2017 (age 88)
Hazel Richard Vanlaningham, 88, of Milford, IN passed away at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at his home. He was born on November 1, 1929 in Marengo, IN to Charles Norman & Lillian Mae (Vance) Vanlaningham.
He attended Hardinsburg Schools in Hardinsburg, IN and served in the Indiana National Guard. He was married on January 3, 1949 in Delphi, IN to Florence H. “Helen” Starbuck who survives and moved to Milford 66 years ago from southern Indiana. He was a Carpenter and owner / operator of Van’s Cabinet Shop in Milford for 35+ years.
He was a member of the Syracuse Church of God and former member of Bethel Brethren Church of Milford.
He is survived by:
Wife – Helen Vanlaningham of Milford
Daughter – Cheryl (Dan) Robinson of Warsaw
3 Sons – Rick (Sandy) Vanlaningham of Columbia City, Michael Vanlaningham of Warsaw, and Steve (Susan) Vanlaningham of Milford
13 Grand, 22 Gt. Grand, and 3 Gt. Gt. Grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 daughters – Amy Vanlaningham & Karen Sue Vanlaningham, 4 sisters – Mary Magill, Ruby Richardson, Delsie Stroud, and Dorothy Bundy, 5 brothers – Bruce, Charles, Howard, Robert, & Glen Vanlaningham, and half-brother – Kenneth Elliott.
Visitation will be from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN. Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday in the funeral home with Rick Vanlaningham officiating. Burial will take place at the Milford Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Amy Vanlaningham Nursing Scholarship Fund, c/o Goshen College, 1700 S. Main St., Goshen, IN 46526.