Jean Stanton Hetzel

Graveside services for Jean Stanton Hetzel, 87, Lawrence, will be at 11 am Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery, with Chaplain Paul Reed of Douglas County VNA officiating. Mrs. Hetzel died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at her home.

She was born Jan. 3, 1926, in Winchester, the daughter of W.D. ‘Jack’ and Veda D. Alexander Stanton. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School and later attended the University of Kansas as a history major. Jean and her husband owned and operated Hetzel Enterprises, and owned several commercial buildings in downtown Lawrence. She was known for her business acumen, and enjoyed reading, bird watching (especially hawks), spending time with her family, and giving care to those in need.

She married Park Hetzel III on May 17, 1951. He preceded her in death in 2004. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Bill Stanton. Survivors include her daughter, D. Ann Murphy Stanton, Lawrence.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at The family wishes to thank Visiting Nurses of Douglas County for their compassionate care of Jean, and to thank the many special caregivers who made it possible for her to stay in her home

Messages & Condolences

From Nick Carroll...

I am sorry to hear about Jean’s passing. I enjoyed knowing her over the years. I thought she was a nice person and she will be missed.

From Gary Sollars...

I’m saddened to learn of Jean’s passing. I always enjoyed working with and visiting with Park and JEAN. After Park’s death Jean showed great strength and resolve carrying on her business interests and her life. She had an amazing personality and lots of spunk. I admired her very much and will miss her. I extend my sincere sympathy. Gary Sollars

From Clenece Hills...

We are Mrs. Hetzel’s neighbors on the other side of the woods. I know that she has been ill for a long time. My husband and I extend our respect and sympathy to the Hetzel family.
Clenece Hills

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