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Stowers Funeral Home

401 West Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL

OBITUARY

Esther Marlene Hatch

March 23, 1933January 29, 2020
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Hatch, Esther Marlene, 86, of Brandon, Florida entered heaven on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Marlene was born in Ohio to the late Marguerite and Harry Lydey. Marlene moved, as a young woman, to Lakeland, FL with her mother where she graduated from Lakeland High School. Marlene married the love of her life, John F Hatch, III in November of 1956. They moved several times and spent 2 exciting years in South America before moving back to Florida to start a family. Upon returning to Florida they purchased land and decided to build a house in Brandon, FL. Marlene was a kind, caring, and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a devout Christian and a dedicated member of New Hope United Methodist Church of Brandon for over 50 years. She was very compassionate and loved caring for her family, volunteering her services or entertaining her friends and she will be dearly missed. She could not hide her love for music or baking. Her famous chocolate chip cookies will be missed for sure. Marlene leaves behind her beloved husband, of 63 years, John F. Hatch III; son, John F. Hatch IV and his wife Denise; and grandchildren, Branden Hatch and Brooke Hatch. A Celebration of Life will take place at New Hope United Methodist Church of Brandon on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. immediately followed by reception at the Church; a graveside service will follow at New Hope Cemetery at 2:00 pm. Please visit www.StowersFH.com to sign Esther's guest book.

In lieu of flowers the family would like to request donations to an Alzeimers Foundation.

  • DONATIONS

  • Alzeimers Foundation

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, February 4, 2020
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, February 4, 2020

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Gene Klara

February 3, 2020

John and entire family: I first met Marlene in 1997. We were living in Nevada at the time and her cousin, my wife Deb, asked if we could spend a few days, as I had a job interview in the Tampa area.

From that first meeting, I just knew Marlene (and John) were special, their hospitality, kindness and effort on our behalf was heartfelt and exemplary.

No finer person has lived on this earth than Marlene--Deb and I will always cherish the many times we spent at her home and we can only hope to conduct and live a life as she did.

Eugene & Deborah Klara
Punta Gorda, Florida

Branden Hatch

January 31, 2020

Branden Hatch

January 31, 2020

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