Our Aunt Hazel Wall was a longtime teacher at Washington Elementary School in Parsons. She died in 2001, a few months after her 90th birthday. We chose her church and the community foundation to be the recipients of memorial donations.
Later I discussed with other nieces and nephews the possibility of each of us making additional contributions to bring her memorial fund with the Parsons Area Community Foundation to the $10,000 amount necessary to be a permanently endowed fund. We decided income from this fund would provide an annual scholarship to assist a student attending Labette Community College, with the goal of becoming a teacher.
We are so pleased to have Hazel remembered for years to come through this scholarship. (Gary Wall)