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December 6, 2011 - 12:00 AM

Visitation for Wilma J. Haen  of Iola, whose death on Sunday was reported in Monday’s Register, will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel in Iola.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Chaplain Lloyd W. Houk will officiate. Burial will be in St. Martin’s Cemetery at Piqua.
She was born Nov. 5, 1927, to Kenneth and Lena (Hasstedt) Ellis on a farm southeast of Neosho Falls. She attended Clay Bank Rural School, graduated from Neosho Falls High School and attended KSJC Teachers College in Pittsburg. She taught school at Spawe, No. 6 in Woodson County.
In June 1948, she married Donald J. Haen at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Piqua. They were farmers and lived in Woodson County. She belonged to Neosho Valley Homemakers Unit and was a project leader in Neosho Valley Boosters 4-H Club while her children were members.
He died in September 1988, and she moved to Iola in June 1989. She belonged to the Allen County Hospital Auxiliary, Allen County Historical Society and Iola American Legion Auxiliary.
She enjoyed her family, holidays were always busy and happy times. She liked to walk, collect dolls and figurines. She liked to bowl and loved the outdoors.
Survivors include her children, Keith Haen, Kansas City, Donna Preisner and her husband, Ivan, St. John, Diane Oswalt, Iola, and Bill Haen and his wife, Debbie, Parsons; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her bother, Darrell Ellis and his wife, Gynith; a sister-in-law, Mary Mildred Haen; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials to the American Cancer Society may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

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