Joyce A Hatcher

April 11, 1941 ‒ November 15, 2008

Bucyrus, Ohio

Joyce A. Hatcher, 67, of Galion, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at Galion Community Hospital. She lost the battle after a long fight with cancer.

Born Apr. 11, 1941 in Bucyrus, she was the daughter of the late William Grant Nickelson, Sr. and Ora Kathryn Cornelius Nickelson. She was preceded in death on June 20, 2000 by her husband, Marvin W. “Shorty” Hatcher whom she married on Mar. 18, 1961.

Joyce was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and the Euchre Card Club. She formerly worked at Power Equipment Co., North Electric Co. and Depinco Electronics, all in Galion.

Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Bambi Tipton of Galion and Dawn and Brian Wells of Crestline; one son and daughter-in-law, Marvin D. “Doug” and Lana Hatcher of Galion; eight grandchildren, Nicholas and Justin Tipton, Joshua, Amanda, Jordyn and Christopher Hatcher and Riley and Reese Wells; two brothers and sisters-in-law, William G. Nickelson, Jr. and his wife, Betty of Bucyrus and James and Rita Nickelson of Avon Park, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Mary Nickelson of Avon Park, Fla. and Gloria Nickelson of Sandusky; also brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Robert A. and Terra Hatcher of Galion, Bradley C. Hatcher of Mo. and Evelyn M. and Bernard Kress, Jr. of Centerburg; many nieces and nephews and many friends including Mariann Eichler and Pam Burgan, both of Galion and the Haymond Drive family of neighbors.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by one son, Eric Hatcher; three brothers, Jack, Raymond and Gene Nickelson and one sister, Ruth Jane Miller.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008 at Peace Lutheran Church with Pastor Ron Keller officiating. Burial will be in Crall Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Peace Lutheran Church, 129 West Walnut Street, Galion, Ohio 44833 or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 740 Lakeview Plaza Blvd. #225, Worthington, OH 43085.