INDIANOLA -- Viola Evelyn Haag of Indianola died Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at Lincoln LGH East Hospital at the age of 83 years old.
She was born Sept. 21, 1924, in Logan County, Kan., to Leslie Robert and Clara Beulah (Keen) Howell. She graduated from McCook High School in 1942.
On Jan. 31, 1945, she married Alfred Haag at McCook. To this union five children were born, Robert, Dianne, Richard, Darla and Kendra.
She lived most of her life in the Danbury area where she and Alfred farmed and operated the Danbury Oil Company. They moved to Indianola in 1995. Alfred died in 2001. Evelyn moved to Hidden Pines at Hillcrest Nursing Home in August of 2006.
She was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church and the Altar Society, American Legion Auxiliary, Good Friends at Republican Valley Elementary, Red Willow Extension Club and a several card clubs.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Alfred on Oct. 21, 2001; a brother Raymond Howell in 1951 and a great grandson, Carter William Paul in 2003.
Survivors include: two sons, Robert Haag and wife, Kathy and Richard Haag and wife, Janet all of Indianola; three daughters, Dianne and husband, Dean Jones of Riverdale, Darla and husband, Randy Jordan of McCook and Kendra and husband, Brian Jefferson of Central City; a brother, Gary Howell and wife, Delores of Aurora; two sisters, Wavalee Couse of McCook and Bonna Walker of Holdrege; a sister-in-law, Joy McInturf of Holdrege; 18 grandchildren and spouses, Andrew and Elizabeth Haag, Alexander Haag, Lindsey and Nick Koehn; Brady and Angela Jones, Carmen and John Paul, Justin and Cricket Haag; Melissa and Jason Stewart, Aaron Haag, Mark Haag; Jody and Sean Kelly, David and Heather Jordan, Jesse, Randy Francis, Michael and Clay Jordan; Courtney, Isaac, and Brittney Jefferson; two step-grandchildren, Jeremy and Kristy Latimer and Jen and Jon Tryon; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of friends.
Memorials may be given in her name. Visitation will be until 8 p.m. Wednesday and until 7 p.m. on Thursday. Family and friends may go online at and leave condolences.
Rosary will be Thursday, 7 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Chapel in McCook. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Indianola on Friday at 10 a.m. with Father Thomas McGuire officiating. Burial will be in St. Catherine's Cemetery, Indianola.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.