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A come-and-go celebration of life memorial for Donna Kay Lago Miles-Hague, age 72, who passed away July 1, will be 2 to 4 p.m. July 25 at her home in Peabody.
She passed from COPD complications and congestive heart failure she had been battling in recent years.
Donna was born Sept. 27, 1947, to William Albert Lago and Lena (Muninger) Lago in Madison, Kansas. Donna graduated from Brea High School in Brea, California, and then returned to Kansas to work with her sister at her restaurant in Peabody.
She soon married her first husband, Ivan Kay Miles, from Peabody. They were married for 28 years before he passed away in 1994.
She then married Rodney Glenn Hague, with whom she shared 25 years of marriage until her death.
Donna Hague loved visiting with people at Pop’s Diner and frequented casinos, where she was convinced that her lucky jacket and rings would make her a winner every time.
She was known for leaving goodies for her mailman, making and giving away her apple butter, and even taking homemade cookies into the bank occasionally. When fall rolled around, you could always be guaranteed to see her handing out her famous popcorn balls around town and on Halloween.
Many times, she would buy shoes for her husband and they would be the wrong size, probably so she could purposefully give them to someone in need. She was known for 45 years of caring for children in her home and at the Okie Dokie Daycare. She had a love for Jesus that helped her remain strong in her faith until the end.
Donna didn’t know a stranger and absolutely loved people. She definitely was an example to all on how to be a true giver of oneself.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and two sisters.
She is survived by sisters Sue Tannahill-Choal of Reliance, South Dakota; Jo Tannahill-Voss of Henderson, Nevada; and Ginger Tannahill-Bevan of El Dorado; and many nieces and nephews. Her loving family includes husband Rodney Glenn Hague of the home; children Brent Miles (and wife Robin) of Marion, Laurie Miles-Welch of Wichita, Kim Hague-Jones (and husband Greg) of Wichita, and Karl Hague (and wife Laura) of Overland Park. She also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and all the children she raised throughout her years at the day care who called her grandma.
The family is grateful for the compassion and care of all the staff that came to the home from Good Shepherd Hospice out of Newton to be with her in her last couple of days. The care, compassion and comfort they gave her during her final time on earth was truly amazing.
A memorial has been established with Good Shepherd Hospice. Memorial donations can be sent to Baker Funeral Home, 6100 E. Central Ave., Wichita KS 67208. The family encourages friends and family to sign her online guest book and leave a memory of Donna at www.bakerfhwichita.com.
Last modified July 8, 2020