John Hatter

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John S. Hatter departed this life on Wednesday morning, Dec. 26, 2012 at the Casey County Hospital. He was 80 years of age. Born Dec. 19, 1932 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Morgie and Sarah Belle Durham Hatter. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Fred, Charlie, and Ocaly; five sisters, Stella Coleman, Mattie Hatter, Minnie Mayne, Bannie Cooper, and Ana Hatter; and two dear grandsons, Samuel Keith Cain and Bradley Lewis Weddle. Mr. Hatter was a member of Willow Springs United Methodist Church since 1945. He was also a former Casey County School Board member from 1969-1984, former president of Gateway Park Board, formerly active in local Little League programs, and a member and former chaplain for the Middleburg Masonic Lodge #594. Survivors include his loving wife, whom he married on Nov. 24, 1955, Mildred M. Hatter; as well as six loving children, Connie (and Chris) Weddle, Kathy (and Bud) Cain, Sherry Hatter, Rhonda Russell, Tim (and Terri) Hatter, and Dwight (and Rhonda) Hatter, all of Casey County. He was "Poppy" to 17 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and three grandchildren-in-law. Additional survivors include his brother, Noel (and Linda) Hatter of Indiana; two sisters-in-law, Bertha (and Raymond) Vest of Liberty and Judy (and Gary) Zachary of Danville; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Dec. 30 at Willow Springs United Methodist Church with Bro. Larry Cochran officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were his children and grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers were his children and grandchildren along with Mark Caudill and his brother, Noel Hatter. Funeral arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with online guestbook available at
Published in The Casey County News on Jan. 2, 2013