Obit: Leona Hagge


Leona E. Hagge, 96, of Durant, died on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Crestview Specialty Care in West Branch.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 5 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bentley Funeral Home in Wilton.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace United Church of Christ in Wilton.

Interment will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton.

A memorial has been established in her memory.

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Leona was born in Moscow on Aug. 26, 1922 to George and Lena (Hucke) Duffe. Leona married Elmer C. Hagge on June 8, 1946 in Wilton. He preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 2010.

She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ in Wilton, the Durant American Legion Auxiliary and Royal Neighbors of America.

She enjoyed cooking and collecting recipes. Leona and Elmer enjoyed ballroom dancing.

Leona is survived by her daughter Sharon (Jim) Mays of West Branch, granddaughters Lena (Jason) Sherman of West Des Moines and Ellen Mays of West Branch, two great-grandchildren and her brother Ralph (Margaret) Duffe of Moscow.

She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant son, Larry Elmer Hagge; sisters: Irene Barclay, Hazel Schroeder and Elnora Showalter; and her brother Roy Duffe.