Earl Haggard


Earl J. Haggard, 69; Great Plains Conference pastor. Born February 9, 1954; died April 13, 2023.

He married Paula Miles on December 16, 1977. 

Haggard received a bachelor's degree in ministry from Central Christian College and a Master's of Divinity from Phillips Theological Seminary. He was the pastor of churches in Colby, Abilene, Gypsum, Kipp, Russell Otterbein, Bunker Hill, Independence and, at the time of his death, Cawker City and Glen Elder.

He is survived by his wife, Paula, and daughter, Hannah.

A celebration of life service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Russell Otterbein UMC, with a graveside service at 3 p.m. at the Abilene City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell, with the family greeting guests from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials may be given to the Russell Food Pantry and sent in care of the mortuary. 

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