Hazel Beatrice (Perry) Esworthy was born November 26, 1928 to Frank Orison and Bertha (Andrews) Perry in Toboso, Ohio. Her half-brother was Forest Elsworth Perry.
She attended Toboso Elementary School, then graduated Valedictorian from Hanover/ Toboso High School in 1946. At Dayton University her major was Secretarial Science with a minor in History.
Calvin Lee Esworthy won her heart and they were married October 12, 1946.
Owens-Corning Fiberglass Technical Center in Granville employed her as an Executive Secretary in the Patent Liaison-Law department.
A 71-year member of the Christ United Methodist Church East Main/ Cedar, Newark where she taught the Youth Group.
Antique hunting was her passion, especially Heisey glassware as both parents had worked at the factory and an uncle, Jack Beela was a glassblower. Travel was also an enjoyment as she and her husband journeyed to Canada every summer and wintered in Florida.
She is survived by her husband, Calvin “Lee” Esworthy; daughter, Sheila (Esworthy) Spray; grandsons, Andrew (Bethany) Spray and Ryan (Carrie) Spray; great grandchildren, Brycn, Aidyn, Airyn, and Grayson; aunt Bertha (Ford) Grossenbacher; nieces, Barbara (Manny) Beltran, Vanessa (Monty Stalnaker, Melanee Simpson, Teresa Grossenbacher, Heidi Elliott; and nephews, David Esworthy and John Esworthy.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 10 N. Cedar St. Newark, OH 43055.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4PM and 6-8PM at the Brucker- Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark, where the funeral service will be Monday at 10:00 AM with Pastor Wilsonnia L. McLean officiating. Burial will follow the service in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
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