Vera R. Hiett, long time resident of Haven, KS died at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, KS on September 21, 2016 at the age of 93. She was born in Arlington, KS on August 23, 1923, daughter of Vernon and Jesse Ozbun. She graduated from Hutchinson High School and later married Howard D. Hiett on October 25, 1943. The couple raised five children in their home at 410 E. Main in Haven.
After Howard’s sudden death in 1965 Vera took over his job as City Clerk for the City of Haven and served the city in that position for 28 years. Many there remember her as a quiet spoken person with a firm set of principles.
She was a loving mother to her five children and a kind and caring grandmother and great grandmother to her nine grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Survivors include her sister, Wilma Thompson, Independence, MO her three daughters Shelley Miles of Lawrence, KS Rita Gilmore of Haviland, KS Dixie Upritchard of Kiel, Germany her son Reed of Leawood, KS. Her son Robert died before her in 2005.
Vera has donated her body to the KU School of Medicine. At her request there will be no services. Memorials may be sent to Lawrence Memorial Hospital or Visiting Nurses Hospice in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence, KS.