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Jacqueline A. Hagan

Jacqueline A. Hagan

Jacqueline Ann (Hermann) Hagan, 88, of Darmstadt, IL, born February 27, 1933 in Belleville, IL, passed away on Saturday August 28, 2021 at Coulterville Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Coulterville, IL.  Mrs. Hagan was a homemaker and devoted to her family.  She was happiest when she was surrounded by her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Jacqueline attended Cathedral Grade School in Belleville, IL, Notre Dame High School in Belleville, IL  and graduated from New Athens Community High School.  She was a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL VFW Post 7710 Ladies Auxiliary and the Darmstadt Community Club.  She was a telephone operator in Amarillo, TX and in Edgemont, IL in the 1950’s, worked in the bakery department at Schnucks in Belleville, IL  and spent over 20 years working at the New Athens Home for the Aged as the Activity Director.

Jacqueline spent many summers tending to the large garden of vegetables, especially sweet corn, tomatoes and strawberries. This was followed by endless hours of canning and preserving. The pantry was never bare. Many winters she spent at the frame quilting a beautiful quilt.  Thursday nights were for bowling. While she enjoyed bowling, she enjoyed the camaraderie with her teammates even more.  She enjoyed traveling with her beloved husband, Donald, on the Senior Group trips, was an avid Cardinals baseball fan and she loved to read.

Mrs. Hagan was preceded in death by her parents; Christopher and Viola (Kropp) Hermann, her beloved husband of 65 years; Donald Leroy Hagan, whom she married on September 30, 1955 at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL and who passed away on January 4, 2021, and her brother; Gary Hermann.

Jacqueline is survived by her four children; Kristie (Randy) Galati of Swansea, IL, Donna (Michael) Johnson of St. Libory, IL, Robert (Nancy) Hagan of Darmstadt, IL and Michael (Tina Waller) Hagan of Marissa, IL  one sister; Joyce (David) Skorcz, sister-in-law; Vicki Hermann, ten grandchildren; Jacob (Amy) Sommer, Kayla Sommer, Melissa (Kyle) Whitworth, Chelsie (Ryan) Stangle, Christian (Samantha) Hagan, Miranda (Rob) Bury, Katrina Galati, Kallie Galati, Kristopher (Wendy) Recker and Stephen Recker, seven great-grandchildren; Wyatt and Morgan Stangle, Abigail and Charlie Whitworth, Waylon Sommer, Delilah Bury, Lilly and Tucker Recker. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Coulterville Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Coulterville IL.

“A loving Mother held so dear, today we shed a somber tear.  With the passing of each glorious season, we smile thinking of you for a special reason.  We yearn to feel your caring touch, just one more time would mean so much.  Your beautiful smile we will miss, we have your eternal memory of your soft kiss.”

Visitation:  Friends and family may gather from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday August 31, 2021 at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL.  Due to new Covid19 restrictions, face masks must be worn at all times while in the church and for the family’s peace of mind while greeting them.

Funeral: Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m.  on Tuesday August 31, 2021 at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL with Fr. Von Deeke officiating. Interment will follow at St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in New Athens, IL.

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

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  1. Dear Hagan family,

    I am so sorry to hear of “Aunt” Jackie’s passing. She was a wonderful God mother & I always thought of her fondly. I pray she is at peace with your Dad and you all are comforted knowing she will always be with you. Praying for you all. Sincerest Sympathy, Jenny(Schott) Donahue

  2. Pamela Sinn Hargan says:

    Kristie, Donna, Rob and Mike,
    I’m sorry to hear of your Moms passing, she was such a sweet lady. I know exactly how you all are feeling right now, the pain of losing a Mom is so hard. Jesus is welcoming her Home and your Dad is waiting for her. Much love to all. ❤️🙏🏼

  3. Lori Mavers Schneider says:

    To the Hagan family. So sorry for your loss. May your memories sustain you in this difficult time.

  4. Chiyoko Louise Gussin née Miller says:

    So sad to hear of Jackie’s passing. I used to work with her at the New Athens Home For the Aged. My condolences to the family.

  5. John & Sheila Barrale says:

    Hagan Family – Our sincere condolences to the family. We have you on out thoughts and prayers.

  6. Steve and Gayle Schuessler says:

    A beautiful lady Who raised a wonderful family. She will be remembered and missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers

  7. Ron & Kim Hampton says:

    Our condolences to Jackie’s family

  8. anita mueller says:

    Donna and family,
    Please accept our sincere sympathies. May all those special memories you share with your mom help you through these difficult days.

    Anita and Roy Mueller

  9. Dennis and Keni Bishop says:

    Donna — Our sincerest sympathies on the loss of your mother. Dennis and I send our love and support to you and Michael and your children and Grandchildren. Dennis & Keni Bishop

  10. Becky Townsend says:

    Kristi Randy Katrina Kallie and the entire family
    I am so sorry for your loss. She sounds like “the best” mom and grandma . May God comfort you with peace and His Love 💗 as you say goodby on this earth especially after losing your Dad earlier this year .

  11. Susie Kiefer Owen says:

    Kristi and Family – My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. I remember your mom bringing produce from her garden over to our house when she worked with my mom at the nursing home. Always a treat!

  12. You all have my sympathy. I still remember Thursday night bowling against that group. They were the BEST group to bowl against!!

  13. Cathy Sinn Flowers says:

    I am so very sorry about the loss of your dear mother. I know the emptiness you are feeling. May she soon rest in the arms of Jesus, and may all those who loved her so much feel God’s Peace.

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