July 30, 2012
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 8/3/2012 14:00:00
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 8/4/2012 11:00:00
Vance D. and Melissa A. Hawley, ages 51 and 44, residents of Willard, Ohio, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Vance was born on December 18, 1960 in New London, Ohio, to the late Arthur and Joan (Hanes) Hawley. Melissa was born on July 16, 1968 in Fremont, Ohio, to Billy Sr. and Sylvia Kelley.
Vance served in the Army National Guard. He worked as an assembler for 33 years at Midwest Industries in Willard. He was a lifelong fan of the Cleveland Browns and Indians. Vance enjoyed playing softball, bowling and pool. Melissa loved listening to music and taking pictures of people.
Vance is survived by his four children, Ariel Fry of Attica, Stevie Hawley, Arthur Hawley, and Dylan Hawley, all of New Washington; four grandchildren, Mackenzie, John, Chance and Peyton; two brothers, Lawrence Warren and Frank Hawley; two sisters, Cheryl Painter and Suzanne Sumerau; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Melissa is survived by her two daughters, Amburr Lucius of Florida, and Kelley Lucius of Bucyrus; three grandchildren, Kaydence, Lydia and Alec; parents, Billy Sr. and Sylvia Kelley of Plymouth; three sisters, Maria “Lolie”, Nena and Billie Jo; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Vance is preceded in death by his parents; and grandson, Jacob.
Melissa is preceded in death by her two brothers, Ricky “Taco” and Billy Kelley Jr. “BK”; and niece, Sylvia.
Visitation for both, Vance and Melissa, will be held on Friday, August 3, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, where the funeral service will be on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Pete Bellamy officiating. Burial will follow in the Attica-Venice Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the family. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Heart felt condolences go out from us to both families. A person couldn’t ask for nicer people to know and be friends with.
So sorry to both families. Would like to extend my prayers to all. Sylvia, for all youve been thru and your previous loses we send you all the love. God Bless and Prayers being said.
(Love Ya Sylvia)
Jim and Brenda Fox
Very sad news. Vance was a good friend from childhood. Spiritual blessings to the entire Hawley family.
Learned alot with Vance we spent much of the teen years Running the roads Learning the ropes of life . Volumes of memories ,and most would begin “You are not gonna believe this”
my sympathy goes out to the children and family. my daughter went to school with stevie years ago. my prayers for strength.
I got to know the Hawley Family when schools joined and I meet My Best Friend Cheryl. You all our in my thouhjts and prayersI know how hard it is to lose family in a tragic accident. There is truly no words to describe it. You all have my condolences.
I am so sorry to hear about Vance. I knew him from our National Guard days in the 1486th, we served in Desert Storm together. I will always remember his smiling face and great attitude as he cooked the meals to sustain many Soldiers. May God show his Mercy and Grace during this most difficult time.
I am so saddened to hear about Vance and wish heart felt thoughts to his family. I knew Vance well from our National Guard days. We cooks always had a great time on weekend drills&summer camps and Vance was always right there with his jokes & smiling face. It’s been 25 years & I can distinctly remember him proudly showing me little Stevie& Ariel’s pictures in his wallet! Vance was a master prankster, a brave soldier, and loving family man!
My thoughts go out to Stevie, Arthur, and Ariel at this moment in time. I love you guys, and I hope you find the strength to get through this seemingly impossible time.
So sad to hear of Vance and Melissa’s tragic passing. I haven’t seen Vance in years but we went to school together many years ago and he left a warm footprint on my heart with his gentle and funny personality! His family is in my prayers.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. I worked with both of them at mtd. Vance helped me out alot he was a good person. I worked some with melissa to she was nice and fun.
I am so sorry for the loss of Vance and Melissa, my thoughts are with the whole family, and especially my step-daughters Amburr and Kelley. I luv u guys so much and my prayers and luv r with u both always. Melissa thank u so much 4 treating me like a friend and not a stranger u were the best, luv u always.
I DON’T HAVE THE WORDS TO RELIEVE THE HURT BOTH FAMILIES ARE GOING THRU.JUST WISH I COULD BE THERE.MELISSA WAS A TRUE FRIEND TO ME AND VANCE WAS MY BUDDY.IM HURTING TOO…I LOST MY BFF OF TEN YEARS EVEN THOUGH WE WERE APART WE ALWAYS KEPT IN TOUCH.WE WILL HEAR MUSIC AND DANCE AGAIN SOMEDAY IN HEAVEN,MEL. SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE MY BFF A KISS FROM ME! THANX. MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES FOR BOTH FAMILIES.
It seems strange reading this page, and even stranger writing on it. First I want to thank everyone for the kind words and thoughtfulness toward our family in this very tragic time. Vance will live forever in my heart without a doubt. I could not ask for a kinder more loving brother. He was always there in times of need, and always had a way of making my world a happy place to be. Melissa was a bubbly fun loving woman. She always found a way to make me laugh. Their deaths have left a void in my world that can never be refilled, but their memories will live with me forever. I love you Vance and Melissa…
OUR LOVE GOES OUT TO YOU BOTH AMBURR AN KELLY OUR HEARTS ARE WITH YOU IN THIS TIME OF LOSS AN SORROW WE WILL BE HERE FOR YOU BOTH AN KNOW THAT WE WILL PRAY THAT GOD HELPS YOU AN YOUR FAMILY DURING THIS TIME OF NEED
Vance was a very friendly person i went to school with wance.he will be missed
It has been a long time but I have good thoughts of vance. I’m so sorry for your familys loss
May they ride thru eternity together.
My condolences and prayers go out to both families. I knew Vance in school and he was just as wonderful as he was back then. RIP Vance and Melissa.
Sorry to hear about Vance and Melissa. Worked with Vance many years. He was a friend.My condolences go out to his family. May God bless.
I miss you both already and will love you forever… RIP!!! Missy we have been like sisters since 1st grade no matter where we were we saved a seat for each other so you save me a seat and I will c u as soon as I get there c u in heaven. Love always Marlena
You have my utmost sympathy. God be with you all and give you strength. Don’t be afraid to lean on him. We all know he is the one in control.
What a tragic loss to our family. Vance was one of my many first cousins. I don’t think I ever had the pleasure of meeting Melissa, but my prayers go out to both families in this most difficult time.
I keep coming back to this page. Maybe if I keep visiting, one time this won’t be here and I’ll know it was all just a nightmare.
I appreciate all the kind words. I know my Dad would appreciate it all too. I remember almost all of you either from meeting you myself or hearing my Dad speak of you. He cared very much for all his friends and co-workers. You were all like a 2nd family to him. And for that I’m very grateful. Although his life was cut far too short, the life he lived was full and happy.
I am so sorry for the loss of two wonderful people!! I pray for God to wrap his loving arms around you all during this time of grief! God Bless!!
STEVIE , I AM SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR FATHER, I RECENTLY LOST MY MOM AND IT WAS THE HARDEST THING I HAVE EVER WENT THRU…. JUST KEEP ALL THE MEMORIES IN YOUR HEART AND REMEMBER THE TIME YOU HAD…..
TO THE REST OF THE FAMILY I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS I MET VANCE A FEW TIMES BUT DID NOT KNOW HIM WELL…MELLISSA I MET YEARS A GO THRU DARRELL VASQUEZ SHE WAS A GOOD PERSON AND SO VERY FUNNY…. our thoughts and prayers will be with you thru this and many days that follow………
I went to school with vance he was a very good man rest in peace my thoughts go out to all of his children we will pray for you
No words can help with what you are going through I what to send our condolences.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Vance was a great friend to Perry and was truly a great guy. He will be missed by many.
would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to both families on this tragedy-vance was a very nice man that i had the privledge of working with and for- while at mtd and melissa i have known for a long time thru working with her mom and dad when i was younger-both are going to be missed by so many-my prayers go out to both families in this difficult time…..
On behalf of my family, I offer my sincerest & deepest condolences to all families of Melissa & Vance. They were very special people to me. Having known Missy since we were kids & Vance from Midwest , it breaks my heart to hear of such a tragedy. Sylvia, Billy, Maria & Nena-my heart truly breaks to not be able to be there to offer a hug & what little words of comfort to you all! My prayers are with all of you! May God’s peace & comfort embrace you all thru this difficult time. Psalm 91 — with love from Julie Rodriguez Ruiz & family