Margaret Hadley

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Margaret Haworth Hadley, 92, passed away peacefully the evening of Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Margaret was a lifelong member of Dover Friends Meeting, where she served as pianist for the past 50-some years, as well as treasurer. She was also a strong advocate of several organizations serving children in need of a loving home environment.

She was proud to be a member of Clinton County's First Families, acknowledging the contributions of the Haworth family to this community since 1803. She was active in various other organizations including Church Women United, Turn the Corner Club and United Society of Friends Women.

She was a graduate of Port William High School and Earlham College.

Margaret was a loving farm wife, mother, and grandmother, predeceased by her parents and her husband of 40 years, James Hadley.

She will be greatly missed by her surviving children, Catherine Hadley, Sylvia Lankford Hadley (Larry Lankford) and Alton Hadley (Beth); her three grandchildren, Jim Hadley, Maggie Lankford and Willie Hadley; as well as her brother-in-law and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews whom she held dear.

The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 8 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South St. in Wilmington, with Michael Daye officiating. The burial will be in the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Wilmington.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 7, at the funeral home.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Dover Friends Meeting, P.O. Box 166, Port William, OH 45164.

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Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home
327 N South St
Wilmington, OH 45177
(937) 382-2323
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Published in News Journal from Mar. 4 to Mar. 5, 2014
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