Isaac “Ike” H. Hedden Jr., 92 of Edinburg, passed away Friday, May 19, 2023, 6:00 a.m. at Rochester Estates, Rochester, Illinois. He was born on August 9, 1930 in Edinburg, Illinois, the son of Isaac and Theda (Pearson) Hedden. He married Nettie Joyce Thomas on January 21, 1950 in Taylorville. She passed away on June 13, 2013 having celebrated 63 years of marriage. He was a retired farmer, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and a member of the Bethel Baptist Church near Sharpsburg for many years.
He is survived by two children: daughter, Melinda J. “Mindy” Harrington (Pete) of Desert Edge, California and Decatur, IL and son, Thomas R. Hedden (Kathy) of rural Edinburg, Illinois, eight grandchildren: Robyn Lloyd (Ken), Adam Harrington (Stephanie), Nathan Hedden (Lindsay), Benjamin Hedden (Jill), Abbey Corso (Wyatt Hohenstein), Kelly Hedden-Saulsberry (Mike), Colleen Gennicks (Kyle) and Nicholas Hedden (Danielle), and eighteen great-grandchildren: Hope Nash (Wes), Paige Lloyd, Olivia Hedden, Gracie, Mylie, and Isaac Corso, Lucy Hedden, Fiona and Eleanor Saulsberry, Brant, Caroline, and Emery Hedden, Seth, Luke, Jude, and Anna Gennicks, Addilyn and Josie Hedden. Ike is also survived by his sister-in-laws, JoAnn Biek (Paul) of City by the Sea, Texas and Sandra Sue Mason (Bud, now deceased) of Palm Springs, California, and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his loving wife and parents.
A visitation is planned for Tuesday, May 23, 2023, from 10:00-12:00 p.m. at the Bethel Baptist Church near Sharpsburg. All are invited to attend. The memorial service will follow immediately at 12:00 p.m. and a luncheon will be served in the church basement for immediate family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, people wishing to honor Ike’s lifelong commitment to family and community can make donations to Bethel Baptist Church, 1919 N 1000 East Road, Taylorville, IL 62568.