Hila Mae Miles

Posted February 20, 2013 at 1:46 pm

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May 25, 1933 – Feb. 10, 2013

    Hila Mae Miles, 79, of Hopkinton, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday (today), Feb. 20, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Delhi, Iowa.    Officiating was  Rev. Loraine Hartman.
Friends called from 2-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home and Crematory in Manchester, and also one hour prior to services at the church. Interment was in   Evergreen Cemetery,  Delhi.
Hila was born May 25, 1933, in Monticello, the daughter of Merritt and Mildred (Miller) Haigh. She was raised and educated in the area, and graduated from the Buck Creek High School, where she loved and was a star playing basketball.  After graduation, she attended Upper Iowa University for two years and acquired her teaching certificate.
Hila taught at the Buck Creek and Quasqueton schools and later did substitute teaching.  On July 19, 1953, Hila was united in marriage to Ronald Miles at Buck Creek.  Together they farmed and Hila was a full-time farmers wife.  She also worked at the Penn Center as a cook for over ten years.
Hila enjoyed being with her family, cooking, traveling, and square dancing.
Survivors include her husband, Ronald Miles of Hopkinton; five children, Mark Miles of Hopkinton, Randy (Deb) Miles of Delhi, Craig Miles of Delhi, Tim (Lori) Miles of Monticello, and Cindy (Gary) Burkle of Dyersville; five grandchildren, Tracey, Kody, and Mandi Miles, and Kayla and Colten Burkle; one great-grandchild, Bailey Miles; her sister, Letha (Robert) Yearous of Coaldale, Canada; and her brother, Joe Haigh of Monticello.
Hila was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Brook Miles; her brother, John Haigh; and a sister, Anita Haigh.
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com.