Graveside services for John L. Hadley, 88, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 21, 2013 at Memorial Park Cemetery. He died Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Medicalodges Eudora.
He was born February 8, 1925 in Prairie View, KS the son of Truman and Violet (Huskey) Hadley.
He was raised on a farm east of Prairie View, KS. In 1942 he came to Lawrence and worked on a farm for John Vogel. In 1951 he started to work for Kansas Public Gas Co. He retired in 1990.
John married his dear wife, Earlla “Faye” Hulce on August 11, 1946 in Lawrence. She preceded him in death May, 9, 2013. This union brought two sons, John Hadley, Jr., and wife, Glenda, Casper, WY, Edward “Ed” Hadley and wife, Karen, Edgerton, KS; four grandchildren, Guy Hadley, Nikki Sweets, Tony Hadley, Kim Crump; and five beautiful great grandchildren, Sache Hadley, Malachi Sweets, Lane Hadley, Fisher Hadley and Owan Crump. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Albert; sisters, Lucille and Ethel.
The family will greet friends from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
In Lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials in his name to Visiting Nurses and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
John loved his family, friends, garden, flowers, farm and cattle. He will be greatly missed.