Schmitz Funeral Home obituary – Hazel L. Hawes, 93, Argyle

Hazel L. Hawes, 93, of Argyle, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020.

Hazel L. Hawes, 93, of Argyle, Iowa passed away at 12:15 P.M. Saturday October 17, 2020 at her home.

Born November 15, 1926 at Fort Madison, Iowa the daughter of John and Mae (Wilt) Bostwick. On November 18, 1945 at Fort Madison, Iowa she married E.L. “Nip” Hawes. He preceded her in death on November 29, 2012.

Survivors include two daughters: Carolyn (Harold) Pundt of Keokuk and Darla (Chris) Fowler of Argyle. Two sons: Larry (Mary) Hawes of Argyle and Scott (Joyce) Hawes of Montrose. Seventeen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren and thirteen great- great grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister Jeanne Kisor of Keokuk and sisters – law: Alice Hawes of Keokuk and Mary Bostwick of Numa, Iowa and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother and two sisters.

Hazel was the Salutatorian of the Argyle Class of 1944. She worked as a beautician for 32 years. She retired in 1992 from the Argyle Post Office.  Hazel was a member of the Argyle Presbyterian Church.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday October 21, 2020 at the Argyle Presbyterian Church with Pastor Shelby Whitney officiating. Burial will be in Argyle Memorial Gardens near Argyle, Iowa.

The family will meet with friends Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the church.

Those attending are encouraged to wear masks and adhere to social distancing requirements.

Memorials may be made to the Argyle Presbyterian Church or the Argyle Memorial Gardens and can be mailed to the Schmitz Funeral Home P.O. Box 56 Donnellson, Iowa 52656.The Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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