The very first story I wrote for the Missourian was an obituary during last week’s GA shift. I tried to get in contact with Mrs. Hague’s family so I could learn more about her life, but nobody returned my calls. As a result, her life story was based solely on an obituary sent by Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. I wish I could have wrote a heartwarming celebration of her life, but sometimes as a journalist you have to work with what you have. Nevertheless, I’m still proud of the story and I give my condolences to Mrs. Hague’s family.
Anne Valentine Hague, Jan. 21, 1931 — Aug. 23, 2013, of Millersburg
Dorothy Anne Valentine Hague of Millersburg died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Columbia. She was 82.
She was born Jan. 21, 1931, in Boone County to Andrew Clyde and Cora (Peacher) Valentine.
She attended Gillespie Rural School and Hickman High School. After graduation, she trained in Kansas City and earned a degree in nursing.
Mrs. Hague’s nursing career took her to New Mexico, Louisiana, and eventually back to Columbia, where she worked at Boone County Hospital and Hallsville Public Schools.
She married George Bennett on Dec. 1, 1953. The couple had two children, Douglas Bennett and Kathy Deimerly.
On May 27, 1988, she married Frank Hague of Boone County.
Mrs. Hague is survived by a son, Douglas Bennett; a daughter, Kathy Deimerly; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Frank Hague; two brothers, Wilford and Ralph Valentine; and grandson, Jon Andy, died earlier.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. The service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Condolences can be posted at memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.