The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Meet Your Neighbor

By Sally Day-for the Quill

It certainly does not make for an easy life when a child loses her mother at the tender age of 9-years-old, You would never realize that talking with the effervescent Hollie Shrader.

Tragically, her mother, Sherrie Hedden passed away three days after Christmas 1994, the year Hollie was 9.

Hollie, who lives in Stronghurst, and is employed by the Eagle View Clinic in Stronghurst, always greets every patient and client with a kind word and a smile. She holds the position of Medical and Dental Receptionist.

When she was 16 years old until 2008, the year she began work at the clinic, she was employed at Country Fun Restaurant in Biggsville.

Following the loss of her mother, she and her sister moved in with her mom's sister and husband, Trudy and Rick Gall of Biggsille.

The three girls were living in Peoria and the Galls drove up and got them immediately following Sherrie's passing.

Hollie graduated from Union High School.

Hollie is mom to two sons, Hunter, 8-years-old, and Riley, 3-years-old. Hunter is an extremely active third grader in the West Central School District. He is involved in basketball, football, and baseball. Riley hopes to follow in his footsteps in sports.

Hollie's sisters, Heather Lant, also lives in Stronghurst, as does sister Karli Hedden. Heather has two children, Kaitlyn and Todd and is employed at Security Savings in Stronghurst. Karli has one son, Logan.

Hollie considers Rick and Trudy's children to also be her brothers and sisters, as they were all raised together. Those siblings include Rudi Cole, who lives in Wisconsin and is a stay at home mom. L.D. Gall lives in Bettendorf, Iowa and is employed at a bank. Hollie lost her brother, Chad Gall, to leukemia. He passed away November 11, 2014.

Hollie has a busy life, following her boys and their activities.

She has immense appreciation for all Trudy and Rick Gall has done for her and for her sisters. She realizes that more each day as she watches her children grow.

She smiled when asked if she had a motto for life and said, "It is what it is!"