Miriam J. Hagen, 91, of Clinton, Ill., passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Memorial East Hospital, Shiloh, Ill.
She was born in Clinton, Ill., on October 27, 1924, the daughter of Russell Volkmar and Beryl Milligan. She attended Clinton schools and graduated from Clinton Community High School in 1942. She married MSgt. Louis Hagen USAF on June 6, 1946. He passed away in August 15, 1978.
Miriam and Louis travelled in the service until 1963, when he retired and they moved back to Clinton to raise their family. She worked as a cook in the Clinton Schools and as a clerk at Ace Hardware for many years. She was confirmed in the Clinton United Methodist Church when she was 13, and was an active member. Throughout her life, she enjoyed many activities, including cards, sewing, crocheting, travel, reading, and cooking. The focus of her life has always been family. She loved genealogy and keeping track of family and ancestry. Many of those relatives are still in Clinton and will miss her greatly. She raised a son and a daughter whom she was very proud of. She was especially pleased that both her son and son-in-law are ordained United Methodist ministers from the Clinton United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son, Russell (Donna) Hagen; a daughter, Pamela (David) Huff. She was also blessed with 7 grandchildren, Peter (Dustin) Stott, Nicholas (Rachel) Hagen, Katie Hagen, Heidi (Brent) Bainter, Noel (Mike) Russell, Brenna (Geoff) Cardin, and Wesley Huff and fiance Chelsey Newell. In addition, Miriam celebrated 10 great- grandchildren, Alex, Jack, Joe, Gabe, Isabel, Hagen, Dublin, Jacoby, Parker, and Elyse. She is also survived by her first cousin and best friend, Donna Baker.
Memorials may be directed to Clinton United Methodist Church or the Chestnut Health Systems.
Online condolences may be made at: www.calvertmemorial.com.
Visitation: Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Clinton United Methodist Church, Clinton, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the church, with Rev. David Huff and Rev. Leanne Noland officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Ill.
CALVERT FUNERAL HOME, Clinton, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 25, 2016