Ron Hawley


January 3, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Ronald Lloyd “Ron” Hawley, 64, rural Iola, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at his home.

He was born July 14, 1947, in Iola, the son of Lloyd and Dorothy (Stephens) Hawley. He grew up south of Iola.

He owned and operated Hawley Construction, which was primarily involved in the erection of metal buildings.

Ron married Francis Ferry and they later divorced.

He is survived by three sons, Jason and wife, Kathy, Iola; Michael and wife, Kim, Fort Scott, and Joseph and wife, Amanda, McKinney, Texas; a daughter, Monica Ewing and her significant other, Patrick Long, Iola; a brother, Jim Hawley and wife, Donna, Iola; a sister, Linda Smith, Humboldt; a cousin, Buzz Shrum and wife, Diane, Mapleton; eight grandchildren, Jud and Josh Hawley, Hunter Michael Hawley, Taylor and Riane Durbin, Gentry and Piper Hawley, and Teygan Ewing.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Chaplain Lloyd W. Houk will officiate. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Humboldt.

Memorials to Care to Share may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.

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