Age 77 of Coal City, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, August 9, 2018 at her home, following a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Born August 4, 1941 in Peoria, Illinois Judith Ann was a daughter of Paul and Pauline (Hill) Travers. She was raised and educated in Peoria, Joliet and Melbourne, Australia before settling to Dexter, Missouri, where she graduated high school in 1959. Judi worked as an office manager, and retired in 1996 from Vardal Engineering following 20 years of service. She was a dedicated member of Coal City United Methodist Church; participated in the Evening Star Circle, and volunteered, as well as served as president of the Coal City Food Pantry. Judi was also active with the Girl Scouts of America for over 25 years. In her free time she enjoyed sewing and crafts, but nothing gave her greater joy, than spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband Alferd Burton “Birt” Hittle, whom she married August 24, 1979; three daughters: Mary (Mike) Zelinski of Joliet, Deborah (Michael) Nesnidal of Naperville and Katherine (Tom) Stybr of Witchita, Kansas; three step daughters: Diana (Vance) Adcock of Brook, Indiana, Brenda Hittle of New Buffalo, Massachusetts, and Michelle (Rob) Harrolle of Brook, Indiana; (15) grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one brother, Robert (Lynne) Travers of Port St. Joe, Florida and one sister, Patricia (Steve) Ray of Suwanee, Georgia, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Judi was preceded in death by her parents; two great grandchildren and one sister, Mary Louise in infancy.
The family will receive friends for a visitation at Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road in Coal City on Monday, August 13, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service 11:00 a.m. Reverend Brad Shumaker will officiate, and burial will follow in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery. Judi’s grandchildren will act as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Judi’s memory to Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431, to the Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Rd., Coal City, IL 60416 or to the Coal City Food Pantry c/o the church.
Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Judi’s memorial page by logging onto: www.ReevesFuneral.com/notices/Judi-Hittle
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125)