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Sallie Adaline Hager 1935 - 2022
Sallie Adaline Hager

CLAFLIN — Sallie Adaline Hager, 86, passed away on March 28, 2022, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington, Kan. She was born on Nov. 20, 1935 in Horace, Kan. to Glen and Bessie (Smith) Neal. Sallie married Arthur Hager on Aug. 18, 1953 at Hoisington, Kan. He died May 26, 2014.

Coming from Dighton in 2004, Sallie was a Claflin, Kan. resident. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a nurses aid, mainly for Lane County Hospital. She was a member of the Christian Church in Dighton, United Methodist Church in Claflin, lifetime member of the VFW, and an avid bingo player. Sallie also cherished her dog, Sarge.

Survivors include, four daughters, Vickie (Randy) Oeser of Claflin, Debra (Paula Skinner) Hager of Wichita, Cathy (Matt) Soeken of Claflin, Sandra Jo Hager of Wichita; five grandchildren, Rachelle (Chad) Stratmann, Christina Hayes, Sara (Dustin) Arnold, Ryan (Abra) Oeser, Ross Oeser; ten great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Evan, Bryson and Ava Stratmann, Richie Hayes, Grant and Josslyn Arnold, Raelyn Oeser, Khloe and Layton Oeser; one great-great-grandchild, Brody; and one brother, Cecil Neal of Wisconsin. She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three brothers, William “Bill”, Willis, and Fredrick Neal; and seven sisters, Arlamae and Kenavae Neal, Glenna Snieder, Jessie Kasselman, Twila Miller, Penny McClung, and Phyllis Luerman.

Visitation will take place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2022 with the family receiving guests from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2022 at the United Methodist Church in Claflin with Pastor Diana Webster presiding. Interment will follow at the Claflin Cemetery. Memorials have been designated to Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice, Claflin EMS, or United Methodist Church of Claflin, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by 

Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home

P.O. Box 146

Hoisington, KS 67544

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 30, 2022