Hazel I. Gaddis
Hazel Irene Gaddis, age 95, of Robinson, IL passed away September 6, 2021 with her family by her side. She was born on August 27, 1926 in Robinson. Hazel began her working career during World War II with Western Union Telegraph Services informing families of the tragic loss of their loved ones. Together Hazel and her husband, Glenn, were owners of three restaurants and later became involved with Lewis University in Romeoville, IL with Food Services–Cafeteria, Wedding Receptions and Special Events. Retiring in Southern Illinois in 1980, Hazel then worked in the healthcare field and continued her travels to many states and foreign countries. She was a member of the American Legion, Elks Club and Moose Lodge in Robinson, IL; the Daughters of the American Revolutionary War; and the Women’s Christian Club. She was the loving and devoted mother to Ronald William Gaddis of Robinson, Shirley A. Gaddis of Joliet, and Sharon K. (Robert) Siddon of Carterville. She is further survived by seven grandchildren, Richard A. Gaddis of Grayslake, Kimberly (Terry) Miller of Joliet, Rodney (Jimmie) Gaddis of Linn, MO, Regina C. Gaddis of Robinson, Rhonda (Rick) Collins of Diamond, Tara Siddon of Carterville, and Jimmie (Courtney) Hairald of Joliet; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Omer and Myrtle Mae (Metheney) Keller; her husband, Glenn Richard Gaddis on February 1, 2001, whom she married at the First United Methodist Church in Palestine on November 20, 1943; and four brothers, Dewey, Moran, William and Clell; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services will be held at Highland Church of Christ, 500 West Highland Avenue, Robinson, IL 62454 on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. with the Reverend Samuel Totten officiating. Friends of the family may visit from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Interment will follow at the New Robinson Cemetery. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.