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Hazel Boese

Hazel Carlota Boese, 57, passed away Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 at SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Feb. 10, 1964, in Lilbourn, daughter of Junior Edward Jaco and Rosaura Lara. She and Chris Boese were married on Sept. 13, 1996, in Chaffee.

Hazel enjoyed traveling; her favorite spot to visit was Estes Park, CO. She loved to decorate her home. She was a great wife, mother, grandmother and an inspiration to all.

Loving survivors include her husband Chris of 25 years of marriage; two children, Amber (Michael) Seeley of Jackson and Robbie Griffith of Cape Girardeau; two stepchildren, Nikki Miller of Columbia, and Danny Boese of Cape Girardeau; four grandchildren, Adriana and Jocelyn Doran of Jackson, Blake Griffith of Cape Girardeau and Brian Shoen of South Carolina.

Also surviving is a brother Edward Jaco of Cape Girardeau.

Visitation was Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, from noon until service time at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

Memorial service was at the funeral home on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at 2 p.m.

Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to donor’s charity of choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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