Elizabeth June Haggard
Elizabeth June Haggard, died Oct. 19, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born on January 15, 1936, in Bonne Terre, Mo., to Thomas Buchanan Reed and Aline Estelle Barbey.
She graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1954 and married Danny Haggard. He died in 2018.
She worked for many years as a secretary for four different churches. She also was the bookkeeper at the Johnson Public Library for 14 years. She directed choir and played the piano and organ. For 32 years she taught piano lessons in her home.
As part of her ministry in the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ denomination, she taught Sunday school for 50 years, and also worked as a camp counselor and youth sponsor for 30 years.
Her most important and passionate ministry was leading the Women’s Bible Study Class for over 18 years at First Christian Church, Baxter Springs.
She was involved in multiple organizations. She was president of Chariton Women’s Club, Chariton, Ia.; Matron of Eastern Star, Scott City; and sang at Grand Chapter, Topeka; and was president of PEO, Chapter BT, Baxter Springs.
She is survived by one son, Jonathon Paul Haggard and wife, Tralyn, Lutsen, Minn.; two daughters Anne E. Sharp, Baxter Springs, and Kristen Shepard and, husband, Jason, Riverton; daughterin-law Cheryl Haggard, Baxter Springs; a sister, Betty Baker, Meridian, Ida.; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Along with raising four children she also helped raise a granddaughter, Kara Alexander, Baxter Springs;
June was preceded in death by one son, Rev. David E. Haggard; a sonin-law, Charles (Buck) Sharp; a granddaughter, Stacey (Haggard) Brewer; and a grandson-in-law David Brewer.
A memorial service will be held Sat., Oct. 26, 2:00 p.m., at the First Christian Church, Baxter Springs.
Visitation will be Fri., Oct. 25, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Derfelt’s Baxter Chapel, Galena.
Memorial donations may be made to the New Covenant Ministries, which was started by her son, David, and his wife Cheryl, in Kenya to help care for widows.
Donations can be made through the funeral home at 1116 S. Main St., Galena, Ks. 66739.