Vera L. (McCrary) Hadl

Vera L. (McCrary) Hadl, age 84, passed away quietly on March 14, 2016 in Lawrence KS.

Vera was born to parents Marlin “Mac” McCrary and Ruby Fairbanks McCrary on July 1, 1931 in Lawrence KS. She married Richard Wayne Hadl on June 12, 1948. At the time of Richard’s passing, they had been married 54 years.

Vera is survived by daughter Peggy Shultz (husband D. John); daughter Donna Field (husband Roger); daughter-in-law Cindy S. Hadl, and daughter Patti Hadl; 8 grandchildren including Amber S. Reynolds (husband Shawn), John M. Shultz, Brett Field (wife Emily), Darren Field, Bryce Hadl, Elizabeth Hadl, Alexander M. Gordzica, and Christina Elder (husband Ryan); and 9 great grandchildren including Connor Reynolds, Liam Reynolds, Oliver Reynolds, Tobin Reynolds, Gavin Field, Madison Field, Tristan Elder, Alyssa Elder, and Auren Elder. Also surviving are sister Betty Curtiss, sister Barbara Alldredge, brother Bill McCrary (wife Barbara), brother David McCrary (wife Kathy); and many nephews and nieces.

Preceding Vera in death, besides her husband Richard and her parents, were son Russell W. Hadl, and brother Harold L. McCrary.

In addition to her homemaking, Vera worked outside of the home for many years as well, most recently for the Lawrence School District.

Vera volunteered for several years to make comfort quilts for Lawrence Memorial Hospital patients and also served for many years as a volunteer in the LMH gift shop, where she became acquainted with many of the LMH staff. Vera loved all children and was known in her neighborhood for her ice cream parties and other fun events.

Vera was a long-time member of the Central United Methodist Church.

A graveside service will be conducted by Warren-McElwain Mortuary on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Lawrence’s Oak Hill Cemetery, with inurnment to be next to her husband Richard.

Online condolences may be sent to In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions made to the donor’s choice, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St, Lawrence KS 66044.

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  1. Nyle & Sharon Wiggins on March 16, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    We are sorry to read of Vera’s passing. She worked for us at K&M Decorating in the late 70’s and was a valued employee and friend.
    She will be missed not only by her family, but also the many friends whose lives she touched. God bless all of you.

  2. Fred & Linda Shirk on March 17, 2016 at 10:53 am

    So sorry to see this news in the paper. I have know the McCrary family many years, so my condolences go out to the sis’s Betty and Bobby, also bro’s Billy and David. Neat lady—–

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