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Joyce C. Hahn

 

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Joyce C. Hahn, nee Cordts, 88, a 15-year resident of Clarendon Hills, formerly of Hinsdale and Burr Ridge, passed away peacefully June 17, 2020.

She was born in 1932, in Pekin to Glenn F. and Blanche A. Cordts.

She graduated, as a National Honor Society Member from Pekin Community High School in 1950 and from the School of Nursing at The Methodist Hospital of Central Illinois in 1953. Her first nursing job was at Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago.

Joyce married Jerome J. Hahn, MD, on June 15, 1957. Their union lasted 47 years until "Doc" passed away in November 2004. Her work as a registered nurse was interrupted by the more rewarding career of motherhood. Balancing this passion and responsibility with other interests, she was enthusiastic about bowling, playing golf and tennis. She also enjoyed bridge group. She followed the Blackhawks, Bulls and Cubs. She tolerated the Bears. At neighborhood block parties, Mrs. Hahn's delicious potato salad never failed to impress.

Joyce was always active at the Hinsdale United Methodist Church. Once her athletic diversions began to slow, she went full throttle as a volunteer at church and in the community. There were frequent outings with "the old farts" to plays, musicals and the like, and post-church lunches with her friends were always on the calendar.

Even with such a full schedule - work, motherhood, casual sports and church membership, Joyce found time to travel. She cruised the Rhine and the Caribbean. She visited the Canadian Rockies, San Diego, New Orleans and Hawaii. She also enjoyed visiting local places, such as Traverse City, Mich., and Galena. Joyce was also a voracious reader. She was never without a newspaper, a magazine or a book. She was an accomplished baker, and her perennial pumpkin bread earned rave reviews and legions of fans. Joyce's unique sense of humor was as appreciated.

The long list of causes and organizations she donated money to and the cards and gifts she would send to her wide circle of friends are just two examples of her generous and giving nature. She enjoyed shopping, watching "Wheel of Fortune," and planting and tending to her Martha Washington Geraniums. She loved being a grandmother and adored being a great-grandmother.

She is survived by her three sons, Mark J. Hahn, Glenn E. Hahn and Chris J. Hahn; her six grandchildren, Cody (Jordan) Larimore, Haley (Jonathan) Woods, Sarah (Danny) Matz, Michael (Sara) Hahn, Christopher Hahn, and Olivia Hahn; her one great-grandchild, Tyson Larimore; her two younger brothers, Kenley Cordts and Robert G. "Bob" (Carolyn) Cordts; and her three nephews, Bryan (Shelly) Cordts, Bradley (Kim) Cordts, and Brandon (Dawn) Cordts.

In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions can be made to the Joyce Hahn ("Troublemaker") Memorial Fund, care of Hinsdale United Methodist Women.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 10, at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook.

A memorial service will be held at Hinsdale United Methodist Church at a date and time to be determined. Joyce will be buried next to her parents in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.

 
 

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