PINCKNEYVILLE -- Elizabeth M. Hagene, 95, passed away at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, in Pinckneyville Community Hospital.
Elizabeth was born Jan. 28, 1917, in Vergennes, a daughter to Albert F. and Rose Mary (Moschenross) Eisenhauer.
On Jan. 25, 1940, she married Francis J. Hagene, and he preceded her in death March 24, 1979.
She was a member of St. Bruno Catholic Church in Pinckneyville, Catholic Daughters and the Blue Army.
She was a homemaker, had served as a 4-H Leader, loved quilting and was a member of the Stitch and Chatter Quilting Club. Elizabeth dearly loved her family and enjoyed helping to teach them to cook and sew. Just the site of a baby made her face light up.
Survivors include six sons, Gene (Sylvia) Hagene of Pinckneyville, Charles (Carol) Hagene of Pinckneyville, John (Kathy) Hagene of Mulkeytown, Kenneth Hagene of Pinckneyville, Eddie Joe (Barbara) Hagene of Pinckneyville and Roger (Kathy) Hagene of Pinckneyville; three daughters, Rosemary (Kenneth) Novak of Ashley, Janet (Roger) Porter of Du Quoin and Judy (George) Przygoda of Pinckneyville; 32 grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; numerous stepgreat-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other nieces, nephews, family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, James Hagene; six brothers, Frederick Eisenhauer, Joseph Eisenhauer, James Eisenhauer, Tony Eisenhauer, Albert "Pete" Eisenhauer and Leo Eisenhauer; an infant sister, Mary Eisenhauer; two grandsons, Matthew Przygoda and Joey Hagene; and a great-granddaughter, McKenzie Cheek.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in St. Bruno Catholic Church in Pinckneyville, with Father Augustine Ibezimako officiating. Interment will be in St. Bruno Cemetery in Pinckneyville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at Pyatt Funeral Home in Pinckneyville, with rosary at 9 a.m. Friday also at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Bruno Catholic School or Hospice of Southern Illinois.
For more information or to sign an online guest register, visit www.pyattfuneralhome.com