Barbara Jane Hatfield

July 03, 1929 ‒ November 28, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

         Barbara Jane Hatfield, 87, of Mount Vernon, Ohio passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 under the care of Hospice at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark.  She was born on July 3, 1929 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Charles and Edith (Tatro) Hiller.

          Barb was a 1947 graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School.  She was very active in athletics during the 40’s and early 50’s while living in Kalamazoo, at one time being offered a contract to play baseball for the Kalamazoo Lassies, a member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (“A League of Their Own”).

          Barb is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Edith.

          Barb is survived by her husband, William Hatfield; children, Melvin, Mary J. (Ted) Nichols and William (Oscar); grandchildren, Matt Hatfield, Adam, Aric and Austin Nichols; granddaughter, Amy (Michael) Wheatley; great grandchildren, Jack and Griffin Wheatley.

          The family will have a private celebration of life at a later date.

          Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

          The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Barbara Jane Hatfield.

  • Bill and Family

    I’m so sorry to hear the passing of your mom. Its never easy when a parent leaves us. Always hold those memories close to your heart. The obit is beautiful. I didn’t know your mom played Baseball for ” The League of there own” what a Legacy she leaves. My mom was a original “Rosie the Rivitor” at the Curtis Weight Factory. Our moms were amazing.
    Sending my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong my friend.

    Love, Dreama

  • Dear Bill, Oscar and all the loving family, we send our sympathy and all our love in these tough times, God bless your mother. Love Jack and Laura Sutter

  • I’m so sorry to hear this Mary. I hope the wonderful memories you have will help you get through this difficult time. Praying for all of you.

  • Bill and Family,
    I was sorry to learn of Barb’s passing. I remember her great hospitality when I visited their home after playing golf with Bill at Apple Valley. Also Barb was an accomplished golfer herself. My sympathies and prayers go out to Bill and Family.

    May God continue to watch over you all.

  • To Bill, Mel, Mary, and Bill

    Ted and I are greatly saddened to hear about your loss. As neighbors, Barb was a special friend. We shared many great moments while our children were growing. Those memories will always be cherished.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

    God be with you.