May 12, 2021

Ralph “Eddie” Hedges, 73 of Quincy, Illinois died May 4, 2021 at his home,

The son of Ralph and Opal Moore Hedges was born on February 13, 1948 at Beardstown, Illinois.

He was united in marriage to Teresa M. Eckstein in 1976 at Hannibal, Missouri. She preceded him in death on March 18, 2021.

Eddie loved spending time with his grandkids. He liked gardening and watching old western shows. He liked to be a joker and was a “MacGyver” when it came to handyman work. He was also a nice guy who would do anything for anybody.

He is survived by a step son, Terry Wolf of Canton, Mo., daughter, Dorothy Leenerts of Payson, Il, step son, Michael (Sylvia) Wolf of Quincy, Il., daughter, Teresa (Steve) Hadsell of Las Vegas, Nv., daughter, Renee Wolf of Quincy, Il., son, Joe (Jodie) Hedges of Quincy, Il. and daughter, Virginia (Terrill) Phillips of Quincy, Il.; twenty-seven grandchildren; fifty-eight great grandchildren; fourteen great great grandchildren; three sisters, Myrtle Smadi of Quincy, Il., Diane Frost of Oklahoma and Marilyn Wolf of Oklahoma; five brothers, Russell Hedges of LaGrange, Mo., James Hedges of Oklahoma, Donnie Hedges of Oklahoma, Dennis Hedges of LaGrange, Mo. and Freddie Hedges of Lagrange, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son, Ralph Hedges, Jr., four grandchildren, Ashley, Amber, Jeffery and Parker, brother, Ronald Hedges and a sister, Ruby Cade.

Funeral services were held May 7, 2021 at Arnold’s Funeral Home in Canton, Missouri with Rev. Mandy Gosik officiating. Pallbearers: Kevin Wolf, Tyler Wolf, Donald Bradley, Michael Clowers, Dennis Berry, Cameron Fortney, Joseph Hedges and Troy Hedges.
Burial was in the Forest Grove Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family for funeral expenses c/o Michael Wolf.