Paula Jean (Cavitt) Hacker

August 17, 1960 ~ May 16, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old

Paula Hacker Obituary

Paula Jean Hacker, age 62, of Du Quoin, passed away peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, at 2:18pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at her home, with her loving family at her side.


Paula was born in Du Quoin on August 17, 1960, the daughter of Mary Alice (King) and Paul Cavitt, Jr.  Earlier in life, she married Donald Ridgeway, and he preceded her in death. She later married Mark Anthony Hacker in Du Quoin on August 29, 1997, and he survives.


Mrs. Hacker was a baptized member for 37 years of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's witnesses.  Paula was a home care worker for many people. She loved crafting, being outdoors, photography and spending time with her family.


Survivors include her loving husband- Mark Anthony Hacker of Du Quoin

Mother- Mary Alice (King) Cavitt of Elkville

Son- Paul Ridgeway (Sherri Roberts) of Du Quoin

Daughter- Brandy Sullivan (Anthony Conner) of Dowell

Daughter- Ashley Glidewell (Jaden Auvenshine) of Du Quoin

Daughter- Alisha (Samuel) Finney of Pinckneyville

Step-Son- Corey Hacker of Carbondale

Step-Daughter- Rachel Myers of Carbondale

Seven Grandchildren- Apollo, Parker, Trey, Mya, Natalee, Miles, and Erin

Brother- Allen Cavitt of Dowell

Brother- Bryan (Lisa) Cavitt of Du Quoin

Brother- Robert Cavitt of Du Quoin

Sister- Sue (Jeff) Fairbanks of Christopher

Father-in-law- Ted Hacker, Sr. of Hurst


She was preceded in death by her father- Paul Cavitt, Jr., her first husband- Donald Ridgeway, and her brother- Dennis Cavitt.


As per her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Final arrangements are pending at Maxton-Rosado Funeral Home in Du Quoin. Service details will be updated here as they become available.


For those who prefer, memorial donations be made to the House of Hope in St. Louis, Missouri or the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Marion.


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