MORTON – Esther P. Hackney, 88, of Morton, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born on June 8, 1933 in Rankin, Ill., to Walter and Della Mae (Smizer) Newell. She married Warren Hackney in Pekin, Ill. on June 14, 1952. He preceded her in death on April 16, 2005. She was also preceded in death by one son, Danny Hackney; one grandson, Jacob Smith; three brothers; and three sisters.
Surviving are six children, Rick (Karin) Hackney of San Jose, Ill., David (Sue) Hackney of Deer Creek, James (Sally) Hackney of Deer Creek, Cheryl (Leonard) Dillman of Morton, Dale (Tracey Karnes) Hackney of South Pekin, and Sharon (Jerry) Cox of Pekin; 12 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, with Pastor Phil Somers officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial may be made to St. Jude Runners Association.
Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.
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