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Dr. Roger W. Hawley, 1929 - 2008

Roger W. Hawley

A longtime preacher for the East Hill Church of Christ in York, Neb., Dr. Roger Hawley taught Bible, speech, and counseled at York College for almost a decade and served as Dean of Students until 1976.  All five of Roger and Nelda's children attended York College.


Roger W. Hawley, 79, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2008.

He was the beloved husband of Nelda Hawley (nee Chesshir) for 58 years. He was the dear father of Dave (Sally) Hawley of Wichita, Kan., Steve Hawley of Houston, Scott (Karen) Hawley of Wichita, Kan., Cecelya (Lee) Keller of Sidney, Mont., Sandy Massey of Rapid City, S.D.; grandfather of Zach, Meagan, Ben, Karis, Seth and Nathan Hawley, Shanna Ogawa, Shaun Keller, Jessica (Brenen) Brown and Tyler Massey; great-grandfather of Bennett Hawley, Aylaina Ogawa, Carson and Sydney Brown, Miles and Avery Massey; and brother of Monroe Hawley of Milwaukee, Wis. He leaves behind many loved ones and dear relatives. He is preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Harper Hawley.

Roger grew up in Michigan and was educated at Harding University (B.A.) and the University of Nebraska (M.A. & Ph.D.). He and Nelda, his wife, met at Harding University. Roger preached fulltime for 19 years, taught in Christian colleges for 17 years and had been active in family counseling for 30 years. He served as an Elder for the East Hill Church of Christ in York, Neb., Greenlawn Church of Christ in Lubbock, and Lafayette Church of Christ, Ballwin, Mo.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Lafayette Church of Christ, in Ballwin, Mo. Interment will be 1 p.m. Saturday, at New Corinth Cemetery, in Nashville, Ark. If desired, memorials may be made to the Namwianga Mission, in Zambia, c/o East Point Church of Christ, 747 N. 127th Street E., Wichita, KS 67206 in support of Roger's granddaughter, Meagan. Visitation will be at the Schrader Funeral Home, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Thursday 4-8 p.m. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at Schrader.com.


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