Elizabeth Ann Hatcher, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 10:54 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at her home. Born March 9, 1938, in Churubusco, she was the daughter of Herbert Theodore and Bethel Marie (Pennington) Harroff.
She graduated with the class of 1956 from Wolf Lake High School. On April 29, 1963, she married Ruben Dillard Hatcher in Columbia City.
A homemaker, she also worked at Chamberlin Products as a line worker for four years. Prior to moving to Fort Wayne, she lived in Wolf Lake, Albion, Churubusco, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana.
She also lived in Blue Lake, Warsaw, Garrett and Silver Lake. She was a member of Living Hope Church, Warsaw, and attended Cornerstone Wesleyan Church, Merriam.
Surviving relatives include her son, Herbert Edward (Petra) Hatcher of Manhattan, Kan.; daughter, Pamala Dee (Ronald) Hoelle of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Rilla Walter of Fort Wayne and Mary Gator of North Carolina.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ruben Dillard Hatcher, and several brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City.
The funeral service will be held immediately following calling at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The burial will be held at Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.
Memorial gifts may be given in Mrs. Hatcher’s memory to Riley Hospital for Children. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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