Hazel Irene Binkley

November 23, 1926April 16, 2021
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Hazel Irene Binkley, age 94, of Kansas City, MO passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, April 16, 2021.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the McGilley Antioch Chapel, 3325 NE Vivion Rd., Kansas City, MO 64119.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 23, 2021 at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 6415 NE Antioch Road, Gladstone, MO 64119, with Fr. Rueb officiating. Burial will follow service in Resurrection Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.

Hazel was born at home in Knox County, MO on November 23, 1926 to parents Burt Gordon and Regina Cecilia (Albers) Swann. She graduated from Edina High School in 1944 and went on to attend St. Mary’s College where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

She married Paul Binkley on May 13, 1944, in Edina, MO. They shared 43 years together until he passed away in 1987.

She worked as a regional secretary for Kellogg Sales Company, then went on to be a Midwest Regional Manager for Dodge Division of Chrysler. She then worked for Crown Zellerbach and then went to work for Eugene Brown Relators. For the remainder of her career, she worked for Remax Innovations for over 30 years and was part of the National Association of Relators. She received numerous awards for her outstanding accomplishments in real estate.

Hazel was an avid reader and life long learner. She loved gardening, baking, shopping, and watching her granddaughter dance. Hazel was an excellent example of elegance and class.

Hazel is preceded in death by her parents, Burt and Regina Swann; husband, Paul Binkley; brother, Robert Swann.

She is survived by her son, Gary and Pam Binkley; sister, Kathleen and Gerald Arndt; sister-in-law Erma Swann; granddaughter Jorden Binkley; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Larry Gromer, Robert Baxter, Cody Carl, John Lowe.

Memorial contributions in Hazel’s name may be given to St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, Mass intentions.

The family of Hazel Binkley wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. David Ernst and Dr. Susan Laningham. A special thanks to Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care for taking such good care of Hazel.


  • Gary and Pam Binkley, Son
  • Kathleen and Gerald Arndt, Sister
  • Erma Swann, Sister-in-law
  • Jorden Binkley, Granddaughter
  • Nieces and nephews

  • Larry Gromer, Pallbearer
  • Robert Baxter, Pallbearer
  • Cody Carl, Pallbearer
  • John Lowe, Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, April 23, 2021


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James Fink

April 28, 2021

As a Realtor, I did not meet Hazel and work with her as a colleague, but I wish we had that opportunity. It is clear that Hazel touched numerous lives, starting with her immediate family and grandchildren, but in her career and personal endeavors, Hazel must have touched so many! No one absolutely knows how contact with another has an ongoing impact on his / her life, but the world will continue to be a better place because of the loving , caring interactions Hazel has created, lifelong, such that the world CONTINUES be Benefit and to be Better . . . because of Hazel.


April 27, 2021

My heart goes out to Hazel's family, especially her granddaughter. I enjoyed working with her during my time at the ReMax Innovations office. She was one of my all time favorite people - and I always appreciated her cheerful demeanor, her real estate advice and her dedication to her clients, her family and her business.

JoMarie Armilio

April 26, 2021

It was always a pleasure working and sharing office time with this beautiful classy lady. So sorry to hear of her passing, Keeping her family in my prayers, Blessings, JoMarie Armilio

Joyce Yost

April 26, 2021

What a beautiful friend and Realtor. Hazel was Top Notch in everything she did. She will be missed. I'm sending you sweet thoughts and prayers of comfort. So sorry for your loss.

Kris Rezac

April 22, 2021

To Hazel's family -
It's been a true blessing to have known Hazel. Always kind words. Always a true professional. Always beautiful. She has been a true icon in our Northland real estate industry and always will be. She will be sorely missed by all of us!! Prayers to you.

Dean Rosenburg

April 21, 2021

It was Diane and my great pleasure to be the office at Remax next to Hazel. We spent many hours visiting with Hazel on a daily and weekly basis. She was so easy to talk to. And a special glow came over her when we talked about her granddaughter. Such great love and pride. It was our great privalge to call Hazel our friend.

wally melte

April 21, 2021

If ever there was an "Angel" on earth then it was Hazel. What a joy it was knowing her as a fellow Realtor for many years. Our loss is heaven's gain.

Renee Priemer

April 21, 2021

Hazel was such a sweet woman and always perfectly dressed. She was a Realtor at RE/MAX of Kansas City in the Kendallwood office when I started my real estate career. My son was 8 when I started there and he loved to visit the office and see Hazel. She was always so genuinely interested in all of his activities and interests, and sent him a valentine every year till he was 18! She will be deeply missed by the Priemer family.

Marlo Howard

April 21, 2021

Sad to read of Hazel's death ; a Classy and Sweet lady and friend in Real Estate. I will miss her.

Brenda L Howard

April 20, 2021

For the last four years when I began to Search for my house I meet one of most beautiful person name Hazel I Binkley. We shared many moments together. She always had the most confidence spirit and the most amazing ways of keeping you smiling. Her words were kind and soft spoken. She left behind memories I would never forget. You are home Hazel with the Heavenly Father.

I love you