Hazel Yetzbacher

Hazel E. Yetzbacher, 86, Iola, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at Allen County Hospital.
She was born Feb. 24, 1923, in Dawson, Neb., the daughter of Charles A. and Martha E. (Harbour) Peres. At 5, she moved to Iola with her parents. She attended Iola schools and was graduated from Iola High School in 1941. After graduation she enrolled in Stewart’s Beauty Academy in Topeka where she received her cosmetology certificate. She returned to Iola and was employed at Etta Stewart’s Beauty Crest and then Swirls and Curls before opening her own salon in 1958, which she named the Beauty Spot. She retired in June 2001 after 60 years in the cosmetology profession.
On Sept. 6, 1942, she married William M. “Bill” Yetzbacher. He preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 1960.
She was a member of Kansas and National Hairdressers Association and a 1949 charter member of the Magic Circle Hairdressers Club in Iola, which dissolved in the 1980s. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, Women’s Bowling Association and the Ladies Elks.
She is survived by a daughter, Terese L. “Terry” Yetzbacher, Leavenworth, close friend and companion Al Weiland and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by seven brothers, Howard, Lawrence, Ernest, Marion, Ottie, Otto and James Peres and by six sisters, Retha, Inez, Mabel, Lois, Lennis and Opal.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapels in Iola. Chaplain Lloyd W. Houk will officiate. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may made to Trinity United Methodist Church and left with the funeral home, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.