Hazel Maxine Caples

December 23, 1924August 2, 2018

Hazel Maxine Caples (nee Brown), 93, of Collinsville, Illinois passed away on Thursday August 2, 2018 in Festus, MO.

Hazel was born December 23, 1924 in Tyronza, Arkansas to Linzey & Florence (nee McCorkle) Brown. She was married for 60 years to Woodrow W. "Woody" Caples and together they had three sons: Robert, Kenneth, & Phillip. Hazel worked as a homemaker for most of her life. For over 60 years, Hazel was a member of Assembly of God Church in State Park, IL before it relocated to Fairview Heights. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great and great-great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Hazel will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Preceding Hazel in death are her parents, Linzy and Florence Brown, husband Woodrow W. “Woody” Caples, sons: Kenneth and Phillip Caples, brothers: Lee Brown, Bill Brown, Edward Brown, Chick Brown, and Leonard Brown, sisters: Julie Laws and Clara Hilt.

Surviving are her son, Robert (Cindy) Caples; brother Ronald Brown; sisters Wilma Ireland, Geneva Anderson, Marie Brown, Ruthie Phillips, and Linda Stokes; six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, and a number of dear relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Shared Blessings Homeless Shelter, Bonne Terre, MO. Additional condolences and memories may be made online at

Visitation: Family and friends may visit from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm, Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Lake View Funeral Home. 5000 N Illinois Street, Fairview Heights IL 62208.

Funeral Service: Funeral services will be held immediately following visitation at 12:00 pm, Lake View Funeral Home. Interment to take place at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.


  • Visitation Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, August 9, 2018

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Pamela Demmer

August 5, 2018

Hazel, so many memories to write about. When I talked with my siblings this week the conversation was loving memories of Hazel. You taught us how to sit on a porch and talk about things going on in our lives while we popped beans from the garden with you.
Hazel, was respected as everyones Mom. If only we could go back to the past days when we respected and loved our neighbors. I wish that every child today could have a safe zone and a neighborhood Mom to talk with and feel safe like we did with Hazel. I learned about the bible and how God loved everyone from you. I'm very grateful to have known Hazel as a neighbor, friend, and a loving neighborhood Mom . You will be missed but never forgotten by many that was honored to grow up and have known you in life. God, will bless you in heaven for helping structure so many children in life because of how you loved and cared for all the neighborhood children. I thank you for all your kindness and love! The Morgan Children

Pat Dunn Mordis

August 5, 2018

Hazel was a beautiful lady. Very religious but she still loved us sinners. She tried very hard to convert the whole neighborhood. She is the last mother of our childhood.