Lola Irene (Hill) Hackathorn, 91, died on Monday, December 27, 2021, in Trenton, Missouri. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorials to Hospice of the Midwest may be left at the funeral home.
Irene, the daughter of Floyd and Josie (Wigfield) Hill, was born on October 5, 1930, at home in Pollock, Missouri. She graduated from Unionville High School in Missouri. At the age of 17, she moved to Newton and remained there for the next 71 years of her life. On December 26, 1950, Irene was united in marriage with Keith Jurney Hackathorn in Pollock, Missouri. From 1971 to 1990, Irene worked as a secretary for Newton schools. Even after Irene retired, she was a substitute teacher for several years. Irene was also a sales rep for Slim Gym exercise. She was a member of the First Baptist church, the Red Hat Society, and the local Has Been Club. She loved being outside, whether she was sitting, walking, or tending to her vegetable garden. Irene also had an exceptional talent for spotting four-leaf clovers.
Irene is survived by her sons, Gail (Char) Hackathorn of Newton and Mark (Elizabeth) Hackathorn of Trenton, Missouri; grandchildren, Adam (Stephanie), Patrick, Matt, and Kathryn Hackathorn; step-grandchildren, Payton Growney, Shannon Growney, Colleen Growney, Lora Hadsall, Shawn Behun, and Ryan Hackathorn; and great-grandchild, Makenna Hackathorn. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Keith Hackathorn; step-grandson, Michael Hackathorn; and sisters, Beulah Parrish, Mary Doehrman, Annie Overstreet, Ethyl Cox, and Ruth Sullivan.
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