Obituary of Hilda Hadley
Hilda Humke Hadley, 90, of Carmel, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. She was born on November 12, 1926 in Evansville, IN, daughter of Homer L. and Mabel Harris Humke. Her early years growing up were in Newburgh, IN. She was a graduate of Chester High School in North Manchester, IN then attended Manchester College. She received her degrees from Butler University. Hilda married Horace M. Hadley in 1949 and they were married 46 years until his death in 1995. Hilda taught at Orchard Park Elementary School, Carmel as well as Westfield Middle School.
Hilda was a member of Citizens for Greenspace and for a number of years served as a Girl Scout leader. Other memberships included Carmel Kindergarten Mothers Club, where she served as president, Zeta Tau Alpha, Westfield Washington Teachers, Wednesday Literary Club and the Carmel Clay Historical Society. Hilda sang in the church choir wherever she lived including the Carmel United Methodist Church choir and the Carmelaires.
In addition to her parents, and husband, Hilda was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Thompson, Armitta Hahn, Rose Watts and brother, Lewis Humke.
Survivors include her children, Alan B. Hadley of Arcadia, IN, Karl (Sarah) Hadley of Carmel, IN and Hildreth (Jim) Farris of Heber, UT; grandchildren, Kiran (Lily) Farris of Salt Lake City, UT, Jeremy Farris of Orem, UT, Ean Farris of Salt Lake City, UT and Elizabeth Hadley of Lexington, KY; sister, Ellen Barmore of Carmel, IN and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 10 am in Carmel United Methodist Church, of which she was a long time member. The funeral service will begin at 12 noon in the church and a Committal Service will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.
The Hadley family would like to say thank you and express their appreciation to Caregiver, Ester Dixon, Amy Bostic, and the staff of the following providers: Summer Trace, Carmel St. Vincent Hospital, St. Vincent Heart Hospital and St. Vincent Hospice. Also, the family would like to thank Hilda's many friends and supporters from Carmel United Methodist Church, Westfield Teachers, Carmel Clay Historical Society and the Wednesday Literary Club.
In memory of Hilda, donations may be given to the Carmel United Methodist Church, 621 S. Rangeline Road, Carmel, IN 46032 or the Carmel Clay Historical Society, 211 1st Street SW, Carmel, 46032. Envelopes will be available at the service.
Bussell Family Funerals is privileged to assist the family with arrangements.