Obituaries

Eileen Genevieve Hix

October 27, 1925 - November 15, 2012

Eileen Genevieve Hix, 87, of Yorkville, IL, passed away November 15 at Jennings Terrace in Aurora.  She was born October 27, 1925, in Chicago Heights, IL, the only daughter of Joseph and Genevieve (nee Serafin) Petritsch.  She was united in marriage to John William Hix on November 30, 1946.  They had ten children:  John (Sandi) Hix, Mary Eileen (Rick) Hopp, Mark (Ina) Hix, Peter (Toni) Hix, Carl (Julie) Hix, Eric (Terrie) Hix, Amy (Kurt) Redmond, Lucy (Billy) Croft, Andrew (Maureen) Hix, and Celia (Jeff) Schoeberlein.  Working together, John and Eileen established Hix Music as an Aurora area fixture. Eileen possessed a keen and inquisitive mind, coupled with an incredible memory.  She was a natural interviewer, interested in everyone she met.  She had a beautiful voice, and enjoyed singing in her church choir or at home, accompanied by John.  They made beautiful music together.  She was preceded in death by John in March of this year, and by her three younger brothers much earlier.  She is survived by all of her children, as well as 24 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.  Visitation will be held 3:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Moss Family Funeral Home 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia IL.  Funeral services will begin with prayers from the funeral home at 10:30 A.M. Monday, November 19, 2012 before proceeding to Annunciation Catholic Church 1820 Church Road Aurora, IL to celebrate Mass at 11:00 A.M. -Interment will follow in the Marywood Cemetery in Aurora.  The family would like to thank Seasons Hospice and especially all the angels at Jennings Terrace for their wonderful loving care of Eileen during the last three weeks of her life, and the year and a half they cared for John prior to his passing. 

Memorials

Memorial contributions may be made to Jennings Terrace, 275 S. LaSalle St., Aurora, IL  60505.

Guest Book

  • Catherine (Laity) Evans She was like another mom to me when I was a teen. She made great lasagna! My deepest sympathy to the family.
  • Julie and Gary Reyes We are so sad to hear of your loss. It's especially poignant to witness the passing of a generation. What a beautiful family they established. Their spirits live on in the music your family shares with us.