Iona Hageman

Iona (Moskau) Hageman, 91, of Wathena, KS, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.

She was born on Nov. 26, 1921, in Wathena to Charles and Flora (Shuster) Moskau. She owned and operated the Hardy’s Cafe until 1972, then cooked for over 10 years in the Falls City Public Schools.

Iona was a member of the First Baptist Church, Maranatha Class, Larkettes, Order of the Eastern Star and American Legion Post Auxiliary, all of Wathena.

She married E.A. Hardy Hageman and they later divorced. She spent the rest of her life with her companion, Ed Wickham, who preceded her in death.  

Survivors include a daughter, Cindy (Robin) White, St. Joseph, MO, a son, Larry (Sally) Hageman, Kingwood, TX, a step-daughter, Nanny Ankrom and family, Salem, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Iona was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Keith Moskau, two sisters, Mildred Standley and Maxine Pohl, and a grandson, Ryan K. Hageman.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the First Baptist Church in Wathena. Burial will be at the Bellemont Cemetery, Wathena.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Harman Rohde Funeral Home in Wathena. Memorials are suggested to the Wathena-Keen-Age Center or Activity Fund at Wathena Nursing Home, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 426, Wathena, KS 66090.

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