Alta Mae Hackworth

Alta Mae Hackworth

May 26, 1928 - March 27, 2018 


Alta Mae Hackworth, 89, of Wooster, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the Wayne County Care Center.

Alta Mae was born May 26, 1928 in Bonanza, KY to the late Greeley and Lizzie (Caudill) Hackworth and married Jerry M. Hackworth on Sept. 27, 1946.  Jerry preceded her in death on Sept.  8, 2003.  She had made her home in Wooster since 1965 and was a charter member of the Canaan Free Will Baptist Church.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and she will be greatly missed.

Surviving are her children, James (Judi) Hackworth of Wooster, Karen (Phil) Huff of Adairsville, GA, Jerry R. (Brenda Sue) Hackworth of Wooster, Jeffery (Brenda Kay) Hackworth of Wooster, Lesi (Paul “Butch”) Jarrell Jr. of Schroon Lake, NY and Lori (Chuck) Gelvin of Wooster; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Bureeda Hackworth of Ada, OH.

She was preceded in death by her husband; brothers, Everett, Cecil, Manis, Maynard, Earl and Earnest Hackworth and sisters, Mary Alice Pruitt, Elsie Leak, Flora Conley and Edna Floor.

Services will be Saturday, March 31st at 3:00 p.m. at Canaan Free Will Baptist Church in Creston with Pastor Mike Gladson officiating.  Burial will be in Creston Maple Mound Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday form 5-8 p.m. at the Church.  Murray Funeral Home in Creston is handling arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691. 

To leave an expression of sympathy for the family, please send through the Message Board on the left.

Name: Jerri A. Holzaepfel

To all of Alta's loved ones, I am so sorry for your beloved loss.  It is so comforting to know her spirit is now with Jesus.  May the Lord comfort each of you

Name: Robie Prater

We are praying for you and your family. As Paul said 1 Corinthians 12:26 (KJV) - "And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it." at this time we are suffering with you but we know with the coming light there will be a day of rejoicing for us all.- Robie and Betty Prater, Edna Carol Hackworth Prater Nelson, Genoia Hackworth and Donna Hackworth, Gary and Shelia Prater and Greg and Lena Prater.


Name: Tim & LuAnn Suppes

Very sorry for your loss.


Name: Sam and Pat Fox

So sorry to hear of the passing of Your Mother. Will be praying for the family at this difficult time.


Name: Cindy L Hackworth

On behalf of Dad, Mom and Myself, We would like to express our sincere sympathy at the passing of Aunt Alta Mae. She was a very special individual who will be greatly missed. Each of you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. We have the comfort of knowing that she is not any more pain and is having a wonderful reunion with Uncle Jerry. Love and Prayers, Buddy, Beverly and Cindy Hackworth







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