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Jeanne W. Azbell, 95, of Decatur, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Jeanne was born on July 2, 1917, in Youngstown, Ohio, to the late Covington and Elinor (Arnold) Westlake.
On April 14, 1943, she married Joseph F. Azbell; he preceded her in death on February 2, 2003.
Jeanne was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Rebecca Circle. She was also a homemaker and became a registered nurse in 1938, working at Youngstown Hospital.
Among survivors are two sons, Joseph F. (Janet) Azbell of Decatur and James R. Azbell of Lynnwood, Wash.; three grandchildren, Jill (Mike) Grimm of Decatur, Jennifer (Josh) Scheumann, and Joseph A. Azbell, both of Fort Wayne; and three great-grandchildren, Dylan and Sidney Scheumann, and Audrey Grimm.
Jeanne preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret E. Koup, and a son, Paul A. Azbell.
A memorial visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home, followed by a 3 p.m. memorial service, with Rev. Martha Lyon officiating.
Preferred memorials are to First United Methodist church.
Online condolences may be made at www.haggardandsefton.com.