Hazel Marie Young, 78, of Sheridan and formerly of Indianapolis, passed away on Sunday morning, March 17, 2019 surrounded by her loving family at Sanders Glen Assisted Living Community in Westfield.

Born Nov. 10, 1940 in Harlan County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Arnold Young and Ena Davis Young-Houchens.

On Sept. 8, 1956 she married her loving husband, Lewis “Glen” Burgett. Mr. Burgett passed away in 1977.

She spent most of her adult life living in the Indianapolis area, both in the city and a little bit to the north in Sheridan. For many of those years she worked as a waitress and hostess at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway motel.  She loved the excitement that surrounded the place, especially during the Month of May. She loved visiting with the VIP guests that were experiencing the 500 for the first time, but her favorite part was catching up with the drivers and celebrities that returned year after year. They were her regular customers when they came to town, asking for her by name whenever they would come in.

After the IMS motel had seen its final years, she spent the remainder of her career with Aero Drapery and with Meijer in Carmel before taking her retirement.

When she had some time to herself, she enjoyed cooking and baking. Her homemade chocolate pies were in constant demand by family and friends. She also loved getting out in her garden and tending to her many flowers. Her favorite activity however was spending as much time as she could with the people that she loved the most. Her family and friends were what truly made her the happiest.

Survivors include her daughter, Tina (Phil) Vawter of Sheridan; two grandchildren, Christina Vawter of Sheridan and Megan (John) Vawter-Ward of Greencastle; two sisters, Wilma VanLaningham of Indianapolis and Sharon Huffaker of Monticello, Ky.; several nieces and nephews; and by her very special friends, Teri-Ann and Bill Slauter and Jeannie McKay.

Other than her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Frank Houchens; and by her infant son, Eddie Dean Burgett.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th St. in Sheridan. Family and friends may pay their respects from 5 p.m. until the time of service. Pastor Carol Fritz will be officiating.

Memorial donations may be presented to the American Lung Association, 115 W. Washington St, #1180-South, Indianapolis, IN 46204, or to Sanders Glen Assisted Living Community, 334 S. Cherry St., Westfield, Indiana 46074.