She was born on May 22, 1937, in Brookside Township in Clinton County, the daughter of Lee Willard and Marguerite (Buerk) Quick. She married Daniel Lee Hatcher on July 8, 1955 in Centralia, and he preceded her in death on April 28, 1998.
Mrs. Hatcher is survived by her daughter Patricia Smith and husband Mickey of Centralia; four sons Dale Hatcher and wife Melissa of Denver, Co., David Hatcher George Hatcher and wife Juli, and Terry Hatcher and wife Rhonda, all of Centralia; one adopted son Eric Mathis of Central City; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and looking forward to the birth of one great-great-grandchild; one sister Rosalee York and husband Walter, Jr. of Centralia; and two sisters-in-law Ione Quick and Nina Quick, both of Centralia.
In addition to her husband of 42 years, Mrs. Hatcher was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters-in-law Margaret Hatcher and Loretta Hatcher; four brothers LeRoy Quick, Willard Quick, Ralph Quick and infant Rolland Quick; three sisters Marie Kesterston, Eileen Clark and infant Arlene Quick; two brothers-in-law Dale Kesterston and Eugene Clark and; and sister-in-law Millie Sanders.
Mrs. Hatcher was of the Lutheran Faith. She was past president, board member, tail twister and member of the Central City Lioness Club for 27 years. She enjoyed camping, solving crossword puzzles, designing floral arrangements, reading and watching NASCAR. Mrs. Hatcher was a huge fan of Tweety Bird. She and her husband owned a ceramic store and she worked with ceramics. She was an avid collector of earrings having over a 1,000 pairs. She liked to listen to country music including Brooks & Dunn and music of the 50s and 60s. She cherished the time she spent with her family especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Hatcher at the age of 16 started as a line operator at Hollywood Brands Candy Company in Centralia. She then married and became a homemaker and housewife. She went on to deliver flowers for Reatha’s Flower Shop, Brookside Florist and lastly at Ross Flower Shop until her retirement. It was because of her years with the flower shops that she became known as the “Flower Lady”. Mrs. Hatcher lived in Central City since 1977 and previously in Centralia, and Denver, CO.
Celebration of Life Services will be held at noon Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia, with Reverend Louis Fluck officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Evergreen Cemetery in Central City.
Friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home with a Central City Lioness Club walk thru at 7 p.m. and from 11 a.m. until noon Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Mrs. Hatcher’s honor to the Central City Lioness Club and will be received at the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home.
Online condolences of sympathy may be made to Mrs. Hatcher’s family at moranfuneralhome.net or on Facebook.