Hazel L. (Burkinshaw) McNallyNovember 22, 1930 ~ November 5, 2019 (age 88)
A Memorial and Celebration Service for Hazel L. McNally, 88, Norfolk, will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue. Visitation with family will be one hour prior to service Friday at the chapel. Burial will be held at a later date at the Grandview Cemetery in Long Pine. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
She passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the Providence Place in Fremont, Nebraska.
Hazel Laurana was born November 22, 1930 to her parents Gurdon J. and Dollie L. (Goodwin) Burkinshaw on a farm outside of Brocksburg, Nebraska.
She attended a local country school until age 9 when her father passed away from cancer. She moved with her family to Long Pine, Nebraska where she attended elementary, jr. high, and high school graduating in 1948.
Hazel taught at a country school for one year before she married Webb McNally on August 27, 1950. She met her husband Webb in elementary school and fell in love with him instantly. He was the love of her life and they were married for 66 years.
After they married, she helped Webb with the McNally Photograph Studio until they moved to Norfolk in 1951 so Webb could work for his father( where he eventually became owner) at Western Typewriter and Office Supply. Hazel eventually worked for the business for 30 years in the Accounts Payable before retiring.
Addition to her job at Western, Hazel was kept busy raising four children, three daughters (Cindy, Kay and Stacey) and one son (Steve). She has 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren with 1 joining her in heaven. She loved being a homemaker and was known by everyone for her excellent cooking. Hazel loved to entertain friends and family. Everyone looked forward to a meal at Hazel’s!
She had a strong faith in God and was an active member of several congregations, the Nazarene Church of Long Pine, the Methodist Church of Long Pine, Westridge Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church of Norfolk. She was President of the Women’s Circle and loved to provide pies and cakes for funerals! Hazel loved to serve others and if any friend or family member was sick she would be the first to call and then bring over a pot of delicious chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles!
Hazel is now home with Jesus and so excited about reuniting with her husband, mother, father, sister Gloria, brother Ken, and many friends. She is doing a happy dance in Heaven!
Hazel is survived by her four children Cindy (Jim) Booth of Norfolk, Kay Francavilla (Michael) of Norfolk, Stacey (Gene) Kruger of Dickinson, North Dakota, and Steve (Heidi) McNally of Norfolk as well as her twelve grandchildren. Grandchildren are Toby (Cheryl) Anderson of Lincoln, Tyler Anderson of Fremont, Tim (Holly) Anderson of Papillion, and Tad (Lindsey) Anderson of Norfolk, Tony (Susan) Johnson of Des Moines, Iowa, Shawn (Mindy) Johnson of Norfolk, Calen (Jessica) Johnson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Ramsey (Sean) Fitzsimmons of South Sioux City, Baxter Kavan of Quartzite, Arizona, Matt McNally of Omaha, Brittany (Blake) Albers of Wisner, and Molly McNally, Lincoln. Great Grandchildren are Trevor, Avery, Olivia, Charlie, Sophie, Miles, Cooper, Tucker, Lucy, Calvin, Rory, Callum, Kieran, Leeland, and Oakley. She is also survived by two siblings, oldest sister, Dessly and younger brother Stanley and a brother in law, Wayne.