Dorris Hatt

Born in New Castle, IN
Born on Mar 29, 1924
Departed on Jul 12, 2019

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Dorris Hatt (95) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa passed away on Friday July 12, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital.  Visitation will be held Tuesday July 16, 2019 from 4-7pm at the Cedar Memorial Chapel Stateroom.  Private interment will be in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Dorris Vivian Jefferis was born March 29, 1924 in New Castle, Indiana to Lowell and Vivian (Pickering) Jefferis.  Dorris graduated from Franklin High School.    She graduated from Coe College in 1945 with a Bachelor’s Degree in business and finance.   Dorris was married to John “Jack” Hatt on May 5, 1945 at the Coe College Chapel.  Most of her married life she assisted with the family business.

She is survived by her three children Shirley (Bill) Mitchell of Ludington, Michigan,  Al Hatt of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Jan (Joe) Mersch of Las Vegas, Nevada; four grandchildren Amber (Johnny) McClatchy of Texas, TJ (Andrea) Mitchell of Wisconsin, John (Emily) Mitchell of Indiana, and Casey (Jennilee) Mersch of Nevada;  seven great grandchildren  Jessica Viotto, Abbey Leinhauser, Livi Leinhauser, Ella Mitchell, Molly Mitchell, Haylee Mersch, and Liam Mersch; one great great grandson Warren Viotto and one sister Janet Tompkins of Durant, Oklahoma.  

She was preceded in death by her husband John and her parents.

She was a kind unassuming person who will be missed by all who knew her. 

Memorial donations may be sent to Coe College.