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Jacqueline S. "Jacquie" Hitch, 72, passed away on November 4 after a three-year battle with cancer. Her friends and her devotion to God supported her in this struggle. Jacquie was born to the late Raymond and Lillian Hitch, in Chicago, IL on September 7, 1946. At the age of fifteen, she committed her life to Christ and dedicated herself to Christian service. After graduating from Chicago's Austin High School in 1964, she attended Moody Bible Institute where she earned a degree in Bible Theology in 1972. Throughout her teen and early adult years, she directed multiple Salvation Army ministries, which included youth Bible studies, a men's alcoholic rehabilitation center, and an eldercare program. In 1979, Jacquie became a DuPage County probation officer. She worked with both adults and juveniles, earning awards and special recognition in many ways throughout her career. The DuPage Juvenile Officers Association named her as the "Youth Worker of the Year" twice, which she considered to be a special honor. When she retired in 2008, she had been a supervisor in the juvenile division for nine years. In May of 2004, Jacquie began attending Harvest Bible Chapel in Rolling Meadows, IL. She participated in small group Bible studies associated with the Church, and helped establish another Harvest Church campus in Aurora, IL. There, she became the leader of the Soulcare ministry for one year. During that time and beyond, she advised and encouraged many people in crisis and trained others to become counselors. Her other interests included working as a licensed massage therapist, mentoring young women in relational and spiritual matters, studying theology, creating stained glass art, attending concerts, going out to eat, and watching movies. Jacquie, was a true "people-person," always willing to help those in need and ready to have fun with friends. She enjoyed laughing, hugging, and joking. Her wisdom, intelligence, and exuberant spirit will be greatly missed. Jacquie is survived by a half-sister, Carol Drennan, and a niece, Mary Ellen Owen. Although unmarried during her life, she enjoyed many deep and rewarding friendships. Jacquie considered two people to be "children of her heart," Carlos Rosario, and Wendy Dolan. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to honor Jacquie's memory may bring a Bible to the funeral service. The Bibles will be collected and distributed to people who lack spiritual resources. Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, November 10, from 9-11 a.m. at the Harvest Bible Chapel campus in Aurora. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., officiated by Pastor Craig Steiner. Burial will be at the River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia after the funeral.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Nov. 7, 2018
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