|Katheryn M. Hatten
December 22, 1924 – September 2, 2017
Katheryn M. Hatten, 92, of South Bend, formerly of Culver, passed away on September 2, 2017 in South Bend,
Katheryn was born on December 22, 1924 in rural Green Township in Marshall County, one of 5 children born to
L. J. and Mildred E. (Quivey) Gibbons. After graduating from Richland Center High School in 1942, she met her
future husband, Harold E. Hatten, on a blind date with friends. They were married on August 25, 1944 in Culver.
They raised their family while she and Harold worked at the Culver Citizen and then Indiana Press in Plymouth.
Katheryn was a lineotype operator. She finished her career working at the University of Notre Dame in the
Katheryn had been very active in her life. She was a Past Worthy Matron of the Emily Jane Chapter of Eastern
Star of Culver and the Plymouth Order of Eastern Star Lodge 103.
Katheryn is survived by her daughter, Barbara R. Howlett of South Bend, IN; son. Paul (Anita) Hatten of Fremont,
IN; brother, Frank Gibbons of Texas; grandchildren, Jerry MacQuire of Orlando, FL, Chad (Rachel) Hatten of
Naperville, IL, Cara (Steve) Strathmann of Round Lake Beach, IL, and Emma (Jeff) Dunfee of Indianapolis, IN;
and great grandchildren Delainey Hatten of Naperville, IL, and Kendall Hatten of Naperville, IL. She was
preceded in death by her parents, brothers Harold, Roy and Robert Gibbons, and grandchildren Scott Alan and
Michon Renee MacQuire.
A time to gather with the family will be held on Wed., September 6, 2017 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00
pm at the Odom Funeral Home, Culver, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Pastor Mary Albert will
officiate funeral services on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Grace United Church of Christ, Culver.
Burial will follow at the Culver Masonic Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Grace United Church of Christ of Culver, 307 N Plymouth St., Culver 46511.