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Evans Funeral Home
314 E Main St
Norwalk, OH 44857
Phone: 419-668-1469

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Larry Lee Hadley, age 76, died Thursday, June 16, 2011 at the home of his son Brian in Charlotte, NC. He passed away peacefully, watching the birds in the birdfeeder outside his window as was his habit.

He was born in Medford, Massachusetts on July 23, 1934, the second of four boys. He sold peanuts at the Boston Braves games as a youngster. Later he moved to Ohio when his father was transferred by the Hoover Vacuum company to Alliance. When the family moved to Bowling Green he finished his schooling and graduated from Bowling Green High School. He worked at the family business –Cain’s Potato Chips—until his schooling kept him from being able to attend to his duties.

He began college at the University of Toledo studying to be a pharmacist, where he met his future wife, Sydney Ellsworth. He later married Sydney, and they moved together to Michigan so that he would be able to attend the University of Michigan Medical School. He began his practice in Monroeville, Ohio in 1967, and raised four children in nearby Norwalk. He operated his practice, and his sheep farm, until an accident left him with partial brain damage in 1996. Larry lived in Charlotte NC on his own and then with his son from 2000 until his death.

He is preceded in death by his Brother Tom, Mother Helen, and Father Walter.

He is survived by his brothers Dan and Carter, and his four children Glenn, Ann, Brian and Catharine. He also leaves behind 4 grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Wednesday June 22, 2011 at St. Johns United Church of Christ in Milan, Ohio at 10:00 a.m. and service to follow at 11:00a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John’s UCC, 2712 Mason Road West Milan OH 44846.

Arrangements by the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk.

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