Helen Hadaway

November 16, 1931 ‒ July 29, 2016

Marengo, Ohio


Helen Hadaway, age 84 of Marengo, went to be with the Lord on Friday evening July 29, 2016 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.

She was born on November 16, 1931 in Glouster, Ohio to the late Theodore and Margot (Freeman) Shifflet. She was a graduate of Trimble High School and worked in the Processing Unit of the State of Ohio Department of Taxation for 26 years.  She was a faithful employee never missing a day of work.

Helen was an avid reader, loved playing the piano, enjoyed shopping, going to Amish country, flower and vegetable gardening. She used Facebook to keep up with the activities of her extended family. Helen loved family gatherings where she could spend time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Helen was very proud of her family especially those in the armed services.

She is survived by her children: Donald G. (Rebecca) Hadaway Jr. of Marengo, Melissa (Scott) Middleton of Johnstown, Pamela (James) Merchant of Gahanna, Cheryl (Cliff) Sowards of Germantown, Elizabeth (Jeff) Hayes of Lewis Center, Julie (Joe) Hammond of Baltimore; grandchildren: Donovan Hadaway, Andrew Hadaway, Mary Horvath, Andrew Merchant, Matthew Merchant, Kerry Merchant, Ben Sowards, Daniel Sowards, Hannah Sowards, Sarah Smith, Joseph Sowards, Anthony Hayes, Ashley Hayes, Andrea Hayes, Jamie Ellis, Erin Middleton, Christopher Fusco, Allie Hammond, Abby Hammond, Jessica Hammond; 20 great grandchildren; brothers: John Shifflet of Mansfield, Tom (Beverly) Shifflet of Glouster, Robert (Susan) Shifflet of Mansfield; sisters: Margie Adams of Columbus, Kathleen (Lou) Reiner of Mount Vernon.

Preceded in death by her husband: Donald G. Hadaway Sr. in 1990; sons: Daniel Hadaway in 2004, David Hadaway; daughter: Mary Jane Hadaway.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury where services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday with Donovan Hadaway, Andrew Hadaway, Daniel Sowards officiating. Interment will follow in the Northlawn Memory Gardens, Westerville.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hadaway Family and condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

  • You all have precious memories that will bring you through these tough days, memories of Mom, Grandma, and so forth. What a blessing to know that Mrs. Hadaway is now with the Lord, praising Him, but what a special comfort you all need now. May God give you extra strength for the upcoming days. My sympathies and prayers to all the families!

  • I’m so sorry to hear about the death of your mother. Please accept my sincerest sympathy.

  • Mary and Andrew,
    I’m so sorry about the loss or your grandma!
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

  • I am so very sorry for this great loss! Praying for God’s peace & comfort to all who loved her! Love from the Cheesemans

  • My Aunt Helen was so loved by all of us. God be with you Aunt Helen. I know you’ve got your wings now, so fly like an eagle and be free. You will be missed.

  • Had to be a very special lady to be married to my friend Don Sr. And what a great family she left behind. May God hold her in his arms .

  • Aunt Helen was a very special person. She was very caring, loving, and very down to earth. Family was a number one priority. Heaven, has another special angel amongst them now. Aunt Helen will not be alone, because of other family members are there with her. You may be gone physically, but you will forever remain with us in our hearts! Love & Miss you !

  • My thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy for the entire family. May she rest peacefully.

  • Liz I am so sorry for the loss of your mother you certainly will be in my thoughts and prayers the next several days and for weeks to come. Love you sweetie

  • Don and Becky, Jeff and I are so sorry for your loss. We are praying not only for you but your family, she will be surely missed. May the Lord comfort you. Brenda Williams

  • Melissa, I was sadden to see the notice of your mother’s passing. I ran into her a few times after I retired for the Tax Department. She was such a lovely person, easy to talk with, always smiling. She was a hard worker and love her family. She will be missed.