A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis with Rev. Louis Brinker officiating.
A private family burial will follow at Metropolis Memorial Gardens.
At her request, Mrs. Hedden’s body was donated to the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Metropolis, was a beautician by trade, was a sewing instructor at the Good Luck Glove Factory in Metropolis, and, along side her husband, she owned and operated Hedden Cleaners in Metropolis.
Survivors include one son, David Hedden and wife Michiko, of Lenoir City, TN; one daughter, Barbara Hedden, of Springfield; three grandchildren, Kacey Crum of Springfield, Andy Hedden and wife Jessica of Haines, Alaska and Becky Hedden of Denver, Colo.; one great-granddaughter, Sophie Hedden of Haines; one brother, James Paris of Moses Lake, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James E. and Sally Bascom Paris: her husband, Henry C. Hedden; three sisters; and one brother.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until the memorial service begins at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 4501 W. DeYoung St., Marion, IL. 62959.