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Evelyn M. Hawley

Evelyn M. Hawley Evelyn M. Hawley, age 93, of Manhattan, died Sunday September 4, 2016 at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan.

She was born on June 25, 1923 in Irving, Kansas the daughter of John and Bertha (Netz) Hilton.

Evelyn was united in marriage to Louis D. Hupe on September 28, 1940 in Junction City. He preceded her in death on September 2, 1988.

In February of 1993 she was united in marriage to James R. “Bob” Hawley, in Manhattan. He preceded her in death on January 25, 2011.

Evelyn worked for Kansas Farm Insurance for 9 years. She then began her career at Kansas State University as the Assistant to the Vice President of Support Services in the Depart of Facilities. She was employed there for 26 years until she retired in 1987.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. Also a 50+ year member of the O.E.S. Evelyn also enjoyed being a hospice volunteer. While living at Meadowlark she was the recipient of the 2016 Legacy Award.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her daughter, Carolyn “Susie” Rand on November 29, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Alice Boyd and also her brothers: Earl, Walter, James, and John Hilton.

She is survived by her grandchildren: Jared Dean Rand and his wife Laurie, of Topeka, and Laura Lee Rand, of Maryville, Missouri; and her three great-grandchildren: Taylor Ann Rand, Tristen Claire Rand and Trevor Dean Rand.

Memorial Services for Evelyn will be held on Monday October 3, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the Meadowlark Hills Community Room in Manhattan.

Graveside Inurnment for Mrs. Hawley will be held at a later date in the Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Meadowlark Hills Good Samaritan Fund. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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