Hadley John J. Hadley, 69, of Marietta, OH, died at his residence on Saturday, April 13, 2013, after a year-long battle with cancer. He was born on July 14, 1943, in Marietta, OH, a son of the late Harold B. and Virginia M. Sendelbeck Hadley. He proudly served the Marietta area community as a funeral director for nearly 50 years, helping people in one of life's most difficult times of need. John was appointed to the Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors for the State of Ohio and served 3 terms, a total of 15 years, as one of five funeral directors selected by the governor for the position. In this capacity, he enjoyed meeting and mentoring young apprentices and helping to prepare them for careers as funeral directors as well as ensuring the integrity of the funeral profession throughout the state of Ohio. He was a member of Nemesis Shrine, Parkersburg, WV, where he proudly served as Potentate in 2008. His devotion to the fellowship and philanthropy of the Shrine was unparalleled. John is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Barbara Lois Bonar Hadley whom he married on June 21, 1980. He is also survived by his son, John "Rob" Hadley (Pamela) and their children, Kyle (Kathryn) and Trevan O'Keefe and Desiree Schmitz of Marietta, OH; his daughters, Jamie Hadley Godsey (Craig) of Reynoldsburg, OH, and Lois Virginia Hadley Beckman (Matt) of Gahanna, OH; and his brother, H. Lee Hadley (Ruth) of Newport, OH. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at HADLEY FUNERAL HOME RENO CHAPEL, 1021 Pike Street, Marietta, OH with Roger Rush and Pastor Steve Mahaffey officiating. Visitation will be observed all day on Tuesday, April 16 at the funeral home. The family requests that donations be made in John's name to Nemesis Shrine Center, 244 Watson Road, Parkersburg, WV 26102.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 15, 2013