Dorothy D. Hacker, nee Ablett, 94, of New Athens, IL, born February 2, 1927 in West Frankfort, IL, passed away Monday April 26, 2021 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens. Mrs. Hacker was very active in the community. She was a member of United Methodist Church in New Athens, Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in Belleville, IL, former member of the CESNA Board, Church Board, United Methodist Women Treasurer, choir member and soloist, New Athens Senior Center, RSVP Choir, VFW Ladies Aux. 7710 in New Athens, Charter member of the New Athens Historical Society and a member of N.A.C.H.S. Class of 1942. She was a bank teller for 26 years at New Athens State Bank and United Illinois Bank and a store manager at the New Athens Senior Center thrift store.
She was preceded in death by her parents; R. Clarence and Anna Rhea (Hargrave) Ablett, her husband; Paul G. Hacker, whom she married on August 31, 1946 in Belleville, IL, and who passed away on November 22, 1986, her son; Richard Hacker who passed away on April 22, 2020, son-in-law; Donald Jansen, and her beloved brother-in-law and sister-in-law; Warren and Olinda Hacker.
Dorothy is survived by 2 daughters; Ruth Ann (Jon) Hanft of New Athens and Jeanne Jansen of Fairview Heights, IL, daughter-in-law; Kathryn Hacker of Fairview Heights, IL, grandchildren; Laurie (Chad) Gray, Roger (Marisa Giller) Hacker, Scott (Jennifer Zeigler) Hacker and Katy Hacker, great grandchildren; Evan, Drew, Reece and Connor Gray and Ronan Hacker. Also surviving is her special niece; Pam (Dave) Sutton of Lenzburg, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New Athens Home for the Aged or to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
No public visitation times are being scheduled.
Private services will be held.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.