Jeanne Hackett

Jeanne Hackett

URBANA — Jeanne Carol Hackett, 88, of Urbana passed away at 4:25 a.m. Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Sunset Rehab, Canton.

Cremation rites will be accorded, and a graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana, at a later date.

Jeanne was born in Urbana on June 13, 1930, to parents Jesse and Courtney (Kistler) Murdock. They preceded her in death. On June 30, 1949, she married the love of her life, Paul Francis Hackett, in Urbana. He passed away Oct. 17, 2012.

Also preceding her in death were her son, Stephen Paul Hackett; brothers, Paul E. Murdock, Harold Murdock and Ralph Murdock; and sisters, Jessie M. Taylor and Charlotte B. Murdock-Dickson.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Forse (Roger) of Santa Barbara, Calif.; best friend, Ray Ahlrich; and nephew, Richard Burmeister.

Jeanne was a 1948 graduate of Urbana High School, and once a month, the surviving 1948 graduating class would get together for dinner. Jeanne worked as an optician at Carle Clinic, retiring after 22 years; was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Urbana; and belonged to many clubs and organizations throughout the years.

She was a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Carle Auxiliary, Women of the Moose, Daughters of American Colonists, the Women’s Club of C-U, Covenant Auxiliary, the Welcome Club and Urbana Senior Citizens.

Jeanne was an avid bridge player belonging to the Welcome Bridge Club and University Bridge Club. She also loved to go ballroom dancing with Paul.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Homebound Communion or to the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Condolences may be offered at