Dora I. Hatcher, the daughter of Clyde O. and Stella E. (Lytle) Perry, was born January 29, 1919, in Watson, Missouri. She attended High Creek Country School in Watson.
On December 24, 1948, Dora was united in marriage to Jesse William Hatcher in St. Joseph, Missouri. They made their home in Rock Port, Missouri, and became the parents of six children, Larry, Bobby, Kenneth, Dennis, Juanita and David. They later divorced.
Dora was employed as a cook at the Hill Top and Trail Boss restaurants, Rock Port. She cherished the time with her family and took great pride in raising and caring for her children as a single parent. Dora passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016, at Pleasant View Nursing Home, Rock Port, at the age of 97. Graveside Service and Interment was held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, December 3, 2016 in Smith Cemetery, Rock Port and conducted by Rev. Glenn Scott.
In addition to her parents, Dora was preceded in death by sons, Dennis, Kenny and Bobby Hatcher; daughter, Juanita Moreland; seven brothers, Dellis, Darrell, Roy, Maxwell, Ralph, Wayne and Ora Perry; six sisters, Lola Edwards, Thelma Daugherty, Edna Brown, Dorothy Campbell, Marjorie Winchell and Ruth Wallace. Survivors include children, Larry Hatcher and wife, Linda, Murphy, Texas, and David Hatcher and wife, Christy, Stillwater, Minnesota; seventeen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Ferguson, Tarkio, Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to Smith Cemetery, Rock Port. Online obituaries and condolences at www.minterfuneralchapels.com ~ Services under the direction of Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.