Melba Hadl

Graveside services for Melba Sue Hadl, 72, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 10, 2012 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence.  Melba went to be with our Lord with her family by her side after a courageous battle with complications from Lupus.  She passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Melba was born on September 28, 1939 in Altus, AR the daughter of Quincy and Virginia (Covert) Yother. They preceded her in death.

She was a Teller at US Bank retiring after 25 years. 

Melba enjoyed being with her family, crocheting, knitting, and playing cards.

She married Kenneth Norvell Owens in 1956, and was later divorced.  She and Dean Hadl were married April 20, 1990 in Lawrence, KS.  They shared 22 wonderful years together.  He survives of the home. 

Other survivors include two sons, Brian William Owens, and wife, Lynette, Cimarron, KS, Kenneth Owens, and wife, Cathy, Lawrence; two step sons, Steven Dean Hadl, and wife, Connie, Baldwin City, KS, Darin Michael Hadl, and wife, Marcie, Eudora, KS; five grandsons; four granddaughters; one sister, Linda Joyce Orton, Harveyville, KS; and two brothers, Tommy Allen Yother, and John William Yother, both of Lawrence.

The family will greet friends at 10 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. 

The family suggests memorials in her name to the Melba Hadl Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

10 Condolences

  1. Nancy J Dixon on September 7, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    To the FAMILY of Melba Sue Hadl. So sad to hear that Melba has gone from our sight! I worked with Melba at the BANK then named FIRST NATIONAL BANK. Melba was a hard worker, a fun Coworker and well liked by all of her customers. We worked hard her smile and attitude made everyday A FUN DAY! We had a lot of laughs together and long talks when we would meet in the grocery store We blocked the aisles and visited like we were at home!! She loved BINGO and her boys, her husband !!!AND EVERYONE LOVED HER. SMILE ON MELBA!!!

  2. Wayne and Sharon Masingale on September 8, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Our thoughts are with all the family and friends at this difficult time. So very sorry for your loss.

  3. Karen Hobbs on September 8, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Dear Linda, John and Tom and families, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Melba was a sweet, kind, loving person. She is with our Lord now and at peace and healthy.
    Love and prayers to all of you and also to her husband and children. May our good Lord bless you with peace and comfort. Love to all Karen

  4. Claudia Dean Oglesby on September 8, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    There are no words to describe the sorrow. She was a wonderful person and a great cousin. Will be praying for all the family.

  5. Judy Gragg(Daniels) on September 8, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Dean, so sorry to hear about Melba. Twice now for you is a little much. All the family is in my prayers.

  6. MIKE HADL on September 9, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Dear Dean and Family, my thoughts and prayers our with you all at this time….Mike Hadl

  7. Alison Yother on September 10, 2012 at 6:36 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Melba will be so missed, her warm smile, and the love she gave to us all, is how I remember her.

  8. A. Thompson on September 10, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Please accept my deepest sympathies. Coping with the loss of a loved one is likely the hardest thing anyone ever has to do. Thankfully the Bible makes this reassuring promise: “Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalm 34:18) I hope that this verse brings you a measure of comfort in your time of need.

  9. Cindy & Matt Bornong on September 10, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    To My Uncle Dean and Families:
    Matt and I are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers everyday. Wish we could be there for you to give you a big hug. Mebla was a wonderful person and had a great laugh. We will be in Kansas November 10 so we will see you soon.
    Our Love & Prayers Always.

  10. Anita and Larry Ewart on September 10, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. We are keeping you in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers during this difficult time. May your memories help to give you comfort now and in the days ahead.

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