Dr. Norman E. Hagley

Published 8:05 am Monday, September 30, 2019

Dr. Norman E. Hagley


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Dr. Norman E. Hagley, 83, died September 25, 2019, at Thorne Care Center, Hutchinson. He was born October 31, 1935, in Randle, Washington, to James William, Jr. and Era Lucille (Smith) Hagley.

Norman graduated from Zanesville High School, Zanesville, Ohio, and Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky. He received his doctorate degree from Lexington Theological Seminary. Norman served as a Disciples of Christ minister for over 40 years, serving in Lima, Ohio, Omaha, Nebraska, with the final church he served in Danville, Kentucky. After retirement, Norman worked as the hospital chaplain in Danville, Kentucky. He was a lifelong avid athlete, playing racquetball, softball, scuba diving, and bicycling. He enjoyed cheering for The Ohio State football team and University of Kentucky basketball team. But most of all, Norman enjoyed cheering on his grandchildren when they participated in various sporting events and school activities.

In 1958, he married Janet Carol Nichols. They shared almost 55 years of marriage before her death April 20, 2013.

Norman is survived by children, Dr. Michael Hagley (Stacey) of Hutchinson, Mark Hagley (Starlene Matzen) of Ames, Iowa, Carol Gramentine of Fort Worth, Texas, Cynthia Braden of Rockwall, Texas; sister, Wanda Hagley of Zanesville, Ohio; and grandchildren, Taylor Hagley, Kate Gramentine, John Ross Gramentine, Benjamin, Luke, Shelby, and Sydney Braden, Steven, Christopher, and Layni Hagley, and Ashlyn, Sydnee, and Gracie Foster.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Betty Dailey and Mary Lou Smith.

Norman’s family will miss him terribly. They plan to honor his loving memory with a private service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County or Hutchinson Regional Medical Foundation, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.