Ellen Joann Hatcher

December 20, 1932November 30, 2018

Ellen Joann (Gudgel) Hatcher, 85 of Angola, Indiana, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018.

She was born on December 20, 1932 in Hancock County, Indiana to the late Jesse H. and Mabel (Bergner) Gudgel. She was happily married to her husband Dr. Millard G. Hatcher for 64 great years. She was a member of the Steuben’s Women’s Club. Ellen participated in Tap dancing in Fort Wayne. She was an avid bridge player and belonged to three different bridge groups. She enjoyed playing golf, working in the yard, and painting. She was a very active lady, who enjoyed her early morning walks. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Millard G. Hatcher; children, Michael Hatcher and Gayle Snyder; grandchildren, Eric (Michele) Snyder, Jena Snyder, and Kaelyn Hatcher; great- grandchildren, Elliot and Reese Snyder; brothers, Donald and Denzel (Ruth Ann) Gudgel. She is preceded in passing by her son, Gregory Hatcher; brother, Richard Gudgel; and Sister In-law, Joan Gudgel. There will be no services at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to Cameron Hospice.

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Deb Beck

December 7, 2018

Joann will be truly missed ! She was the most caring, loving person I know. She was a great artist and I will always treasure the painting I have from her.
Evelyn will always treasure the memories she had with here at the lake and their many trips - especially to Hawaii . We love her and all the family. Our sincere prayers and thoughts.

ann warner

December 6, 2018

Dear Dr. Hatcher, Gayle and Michael, I want to extend my deepest sympathy for the loss of your beautiful wife and mother. I always admired her style and grace. It was great growing up in Ridgeway Addition with such good neighbors. Love, Ann (Slater) Warner

David and Jane Griggs

December 4, 2018

Dave and Jane extend our sympathy to the family