Mount Vernon News
  • Betty G. Hatton

  • January 24, 2011

MOUNT VERNON — Betty G. Hatton, 80, of Mount Vernon, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at HillenVale.

She was born May 16, 1930, in Mount Vernon to the late Leo and Josephine (Gilmore) Vilfer. Betty was a graduate of both Mount Vernon High School in 1949 and Mount Vernon Business School. She worked at Hotel Curtis for over 22 years as a secretary, bookkeeper and paymaster. Betty was an active volunteer with both United Way and Knox Community Hospital. She loved sports, was a great roller skater, water skiing enthusiast, enjoyed walking and golf, bowled in the 1977 State Bowling Championship, and served as secretary and treasurer of her bowling league for many years. She also enjoyed crafts and ceramics. Her two greatest passions were her grandchildren and bird watching.

On Sept. 10, 1948, in Covington, Ky., Betty married Don J. Hatton and he survives in Mount Vernon. Other survivors include three sons, Gary (Linda) Hatton, Olathe, Kan., Thomas (Renee) Hatton, Mount Vernon, and Daniel (Linda) Hatton, Dallas, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Vilfer, Fredericktown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Vilfer; and a sister, Vivian Smith.

A memorial service to commemorate Betty’s life will be held at a later date and will be announced in the Mount Vernon News.

Memorial contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, OH 43221.

The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is handling the funeral arrangements for the Hatton family.

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