Hazel Marie Wall Luster
Hazel Marie Wall Luster, 95, of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, October 28, 2018. Hazel was born near McKinney, KY, a small town in Lincoln County. She grew up there where she graduated from McKinney High School. Later she attended the University of Kentucky. Then there was World War II. In 1944, Hazel and George were married. From that moment they became a team. This complete support of each other lasted until George died after 53 years of marriage. God did not bless them with children, but he filled that void with a lifetime of challenges and blessings. He directed their path. Hazel was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, where she served as Adult Bible Study teacher. She served on various committees. Her fellow members truly became her family. Hazel was a past president of the Woman's Club of Elizabethtown. She served on the Brown Pusey House Board for many years. For a long time Hazel and George had dreamed of living and working a while in a foreign country. In 1962, George accepted the offer by the Near East Foundation to go to southern Iran for a 2 year assignment. He would go as American Co-Director of a small college in the desert area, not far from the Persian Gulf. Because of its dire living conditions, it was labeled "a hardship post". Hazel has been heard to say many times that those two years were the hardest and most demanding of their lives. But at the same time, there were joys, beauty, rewards, and goodness all along the way. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. George Lowell Luster. Also preceding her were her parents, Mike and Ella Wall of Stanford, KY; her brother, Fred Wall of Stanford, KY; her sister, Kathleen Woods of Florida; and her brother, Carlos, a darling little boy of 2 1/2 years of age. Surviving Hazel are a few cousins, her church family, and a host of other friends. The funeral is at 1 p.m. Friday at Brown Funeral Home with Dr. Charles Darland and Bro. Scott Wiggins officiating. Burial will follow in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens in Lexington, KY. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Immanuel Baptist Church. Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com.
Friday, November 2, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home
Friday, November 2, 2018 starting at 1:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home