Hazel Earline Moll, 82, died at Mercy Hospice on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, after a long and courageous battle with leukemia.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Sam Massey officiating. The family will greet friends from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church, where a luncheon will follow the service. Family committal services will be held at Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or Iowa City Hospice.
Earline was born on March 17, 1936, in Fayette, Mo., the daughter of Earl and Hazel (Pemberton) Settle. The youngest of five siblings, Earline grew up on the family farm near Fayette. She married Kenneth L. Moll of Jackson, Mo., on Aug. 18, 1957. Ken and Earline moved to Iowa City following their wedding. In 1959, they began their family with the birth of their first child, Jeff, who was soon followed by their daughter, Katy, in 1961.
Earline was a devoted mother, wife and grandmother. Her priority and commitment to her entire family and friends always were on display as she put their needs and desires in front of her own. As a mother, she was very active in the lives of her children. From Cub Scout and Brownie leader to cheering them through college and into their work careers, she constantly was mentoring and guiding. Earline was a doting grandmother of four and took every opportunity to be a part of her grandchildren's lives. From cattle shows, baseball games and horse shows to cross country, she always was there to encourage them.
She was accomplished at a variety of crafts, including her Ukranian dyed eggs, which were admired by many, and her needlework, which hangs on many walls. Her interests were varied and travel was high on her list. The early car and camping trips with the family exploring the U.S. gave way to cruises in the Greek Islands and trips to Europe in her later years. Her travel itinerary often would include her passion for birding, as she constantly was in search of the perfect picture of a new bird to add to her photograph collection.
Survivors include her son, Jeff (Suzie) and their children, Emily and Christopher of Cincinnati, Ohio; her daughter, Katy Stutsman and her sons, Tyler (Amanda) and Tanner (Paige) of Hills; and her sisters, Joy Phillips and Leanna (Gordon) Haugen.
Earline was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ken; and her brothers, Jim and Phil.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com.