Hazel Elaine (Taggart) Carlson

August 9, 1943 ~ April 13, 2021 (age 77)



Hazel Elaine Carlson, 77, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 10:39 AM, April 13, 2021 at her home.

Graveside services will be held in the Hazel Dell Cemetery. The Barkley Funeral Chapel is assisting with arrangements.

Elaine was born August 9, 1943 in Cumberland County. The daughter of Walter “Mike” and Alice (Purcell) Taggart. She married Hugh Carlson on August 27, 1966 and he preceded her in 2011.

Hazel was a hairdresser for many years and had a beloved cat named Inky. She helped her father in the fur buying business, was an antique lover, and went to the Indy 500 for 38 years.

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