Hazel Foster Miranda



Hazel Foster Miranda, 90, of Brownstown, passed away Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at Hoosier Christian Village.

Born Feb. 28, 1925, in Scott County, she was the daughter of David and Alma Fleener Foster, both of whom preceded her in death. She married Elba S. Miranda, and he preceded her in death.

She was a member of Brownstown First Baptist Church. Hazel graduated from Brownstown High School in 1944 and from Louisville General Hospital School of Nursing and Catherine Spalding College. She served on the Indiana and Kentucky boards of nursing. She taught professional nursing at Louisville General Hospital and practical nursing for Louisville Public Schools and Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. She also taught health occupations for Bartholomew County. She assisted in establishing the Practical Nurses School in New Albany. She retired from the Indiana Board of Health in 1990 after 32 years of service and owned Hazel’s Fashions in Brownstown. She was a member of Brownstown Professional Women’s Association.

Survivors include a son, Elba “Corky” (Teresa) Miranda of Brownstown; a stepgranddaughter, Sara LeMarr of Seymour; a brother, Kenneth (Sallie) Foster of Paris Crossing; a sister, Catherine Stout of Seymour; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Wilbur Foster; and two sisters, Mildred Blankenship and Delores Miller.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown with Pastor Scott Irwin officiating.

Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery, Brownstown.

Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Monday.

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or donor’s choice of charity.

Memorials and condolences may be shared at [email protected].

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