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Dolores M. “Dody” Hagen

Dolores M. "Dody" Hagen

Dolores M. “Dody”, nee Bush, Hagen, 62, of New Athens, IL, born June 18, 1957 in Belleville, IL, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Memorial East Hospital in Shiloh, IL. She was the director of Housekeeping at the Scott Air Force Base Clinic. Mrs. Hagen loved spending time with her family; especially her grandson Jackson Benwell. She was also an avid bingo player.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Homer E. and Dolores M. (Germaine) Bush, 1 daughter; Katelyn M. Hagen, 1 brother; Dave Nuernberger, 1 sister-in-law, Judy Nuernberger and 1 nephew; Jon Nuernberger.

Dody, as she was affectionately known, is survived by her husband; Darryl W. Hagen, of New Athens, IL, son; Scott Bush of New Athens, IL daughter; Amy (Jim) Benwell and their son Jackson J. Benwell of Swansea, IL, 4 brothers; Jim (Kay) Nuernberger of Decatur, IL, Bruce (Nancy) Nuernberger of New Athens, IL, Bob (Cathy) Bush of Red Bud, IL and Chuck Bush of Belleville, IL, 1 sister; Lisa (Jim) Bodendieck of New Athens, IL, 1 sister-in-law; Brenda Nuernberger of New Athens, IL and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Condolences may be left online at

Visitation; Friends may call from 4 – 8 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2019 and again from 9 – 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL.  A recitation of the Rosary will be held at 4 p.m. Friday evening at St. Agatha Catholic Church.

Funeral: Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL with Father Mark Reyling officiating. Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Dody and her family you all have my deepest sympathy. I will never forget Dody or all the good times we had together playing cards at your parents home, my home or your home. Trips we all took boating on the river or to Branson together along with Maggie & Merl, we always had good times. You were always a good, kind, loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt, wife and a good friend to all.

    God Bless you Dody

  2. To the Dody and her family you all have my deepest sympathy. I will never forget Dody or all the good times we had playing cards together at your home, my home and your parents home. The trips we all took to Branson together along with Merl and Maggie, we had a really great time. You were always a good, kind, loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt, wife and a good friend to all. Along with your parents we had many good times together. God Bless you Dody

  3. Dan Bush says:

    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with Darryl and the family. I always looked up to Dody. She was alway nice to me. Thank you for being a great cousin to me.

  4. My condolences to the family. I’ve known Dody for many years. Rest in Peace.

  5. Joyce Majeski says:

    Dody touch so many & was loved by all who knew her.
    I’ll miss all our good conversations & shared laughter . Dody was always a joy to be with & she will be greatly missed.
    Deepest sympathy to Dody’s family. You are all in our thoughts as you go through this very difficult time.

  6. Helen j Jones (Cookie) says:

    To my friend Dody…Thank you for always being…just you. No matter when we saw each other or spoke to one another, you were always still…just you. A beautiful person with a heart full of love. Since you have answered our Father’s command for you to come home, I can hear him saying “Well done, good and faithful servant; enter into the joy of your lord” I will miss you, girl! To the family left behind, I offer heartfelt prayers that each of you find peace and remember that one of the best parts of your life was knowing that Dody was a part of it. I know that I am thankful to have been a part of her life.

  7. Beth Via says:

    On behalf of the SCETT Fund, we want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with your family. Dody was always a pleasure to work with (even from afar) and we will miss her dearly.

  8. Robert Votrain (Rocker) says:

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to family and friends. I have known Dody and family since we were kids.

    • Dottie Busch Heimos says:

      To the “other” Bush family I am so very sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Dody from when I was younger and Bob and Cathy would bring me with them to New Athens. She was and will always be a kind soul. May God wrap his arms around you all and comfort you in your time of need. ❤️

  9. Margie Townley says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Our hearts an thoughts are with you all now. I did not personally know Dody but her sister Lisa was my boss for many years an is maride to my cuzzin Jim. I pray God wraps his arms around your family, God bless your hearts.

  10. steve mathis says:

    Vickie and I or so sorry for the loss of a person who was a friend and had a good heart…..she will be missed by her family and friends…she now stands at the side of god in peace and no pain…..we know she will be reunited with her family in heaven…god bless her family and friends.

  11. Judy Edwards says:

    I am so sorry that she had to go. She was a good boss and a good friend. I will miss her so much. God Bless Daryl, and Scotty, and Amy, and all her wonderful brothers and sisters. Rest in Peace my friend.

  12. Donna Reuss says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Dody’s family. She will be deeply missed. Prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

  13. Rhonda says:

    My deepest sympathies to the entire family

    • Lori Schneider says:

      Our condolences on the loss of your loved one. Dody will be missed. May your memories be a source of strength through your heartache. Sincerely, Lynne and Lori Schneider

  14. Jennifer Hoffman says:

    Darryl, Scotty, Amy and the Entire Hagen and Bush Families –
    Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of Dody! She was such a sweetheart. Always a kind word and a smile. God Bless you all during this difficult time.
    Jen and Flea and Family

    • Elaine Davis says:

      My deepest sympathy for the entire Hagen and Bush family. Dody was a beautiful and very kind sweetheart! She will be missed by many.

      • John and Sharon Hoffman says:

        Our deepest sympathy to the Hagen and Bush family’s. Dody was one of the sweetest and kindest ladies I know. She had a warm heart and never had a bad bone in her body. Such a beautiful lady. Dody will be missed by many.

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