Dorothy Hatton

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10/10/2009 13:00:00

State Route 99 Willard OH 44890 10/10/2009 10:00:00

Dorothy E. Hatton, age 98, resident of Willard, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2009 at Hillside Acres Nursing Home. She was born on June 5, 1911 to the late Clinton and Leah (Colwell) Spencer and had been a lifelong resident of Willard. She worked in the cafeteria of the High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Willard and the former Willard Elks Emblem Club.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Vera Hatton of Inverness, FL and Thomas and Shu Ching Hatton of Severn, MD; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and many step grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leston Hatton in 1975 and her parents, Clinton and Leah (Colwell) Spencer.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 10:00 AM at Greenwood Cemetery in Willard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hillside Acres Recreation Department, 370 E. Howard St., Willard, OH 44890 or to Southern Care Hospice, 775 Lexington Ave. Ste M, Mansfield, OH 44907. Online condolences may be left for the family at


Clark & Kathie Fitzgibbons - Oct 6, 2009

Our condolences in the loss of your mother.
I have fond memories of my childhood in Willard. I remember walking with my mom, Marienne (Hatton)Grisell, from Laurel Street to your mother’s house and sitting on her porch while they visited. Actually, I was more interested in playing with Dorothy’s short-haired gray cat.
At age 98 I think of the decades her life took her through: the inventions from the buggy to the car to the computer; WW II; great strides in medicine; so many presidents…
May your memories sustain you and may it be of comfort to know she was blessed with a long life and family.
Clark & Kathie (Grisell) Fitzgibbons & family

Susan Powell - Oct 5, 2009

It’s so hard to lose a parent. Having just lost my mother, Helen (Smeltz) Powell, also from Willard, I understand deeply how great the loss you must feel.
My warmest thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Ann Weber - Oct 5, 2009

I am so sorry to hear about your mother. It is a difficult time with many emotions, and so hard to be an “orphan” at this stage of your life.. .my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. I will keep you close in thought.

Tracey Strong - Oct 5, 2009

My condolences to you all. Aunt Dorothy led a good long life and i know she is an angel looking down on us all. May god bless you and keep you. Take care, love you all Tracey Strong (Hatton)

Linda Studer - Oct 5, 2009

May your mother’s long life and good memories comfort you in your time of loss. My sincere sympathy and prayers go to you and your family. Love always from Linda Studer and children.

Erin King - Oct 4, 2009

Dorothy was a very special lady I took care of her durning her stay at hillside. She will be greatly missed, may God Bless u all