James Carl Hatten

Hatten JamesJames Carl Hatten, 93, of Grampian, passed away early Tuesday morning September 8, 2015 at his residence after a lengthy illness.

Born September 11, 1921 in Chestnut Grove, he was the son of Robert and Rhoda (Pierce) Hatten. Mr. Hatten had first worked for Clarence Thomas Coal Mining Company as a heavy equipment operator, then was the co-owner of K & H Coal Company and finally up to his retirement owned the Hatten Mining Company.

He was a US Marine Corp veteran of World War II where he served in the Asiatic/Pacific Theater, was wounded and awarded the Purple Heart. He was also a member of St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church in Grampian.

On January 11, 1941 he wed the former Martha Winifred Danvir who preceded him in death on April 8, 1995. He was also preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Deloris Hatten, a grandson James “Jim” Hatten and 10 brothers and sisters. Ida, Clyde, Andrew, Betty, Lester, Jessie, Arvella, Bertha, Beulah, and Margaret. He was the last member of his generation.

Surviving are 6 children: Norman E. Hatten Sr. and wife Sandy, JoAnne Nelen, and Judy McCombs and husband Edward all of Irishtown, James “Terry” Hatten and wife Tammy of Curwensville, Patricia Litz and husband Mounty of Spring Mills, and Karen Hatten of Clearfield. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren.

Graveside Services will be held in the chapel of St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Grampian on Friday September 11, 2015 at 1:30 PM, with the Reverend Father Mark J. Mastrian officiating. Interment will follow in the cemetery.

Friends will be received at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville on Friday from 11 AM until 1 PM when the procession will depart for the cemetery.

Military Honors will be accorded at the cemetery by members of the Clearfield Honor Guard.

The family suggests contributions be made to either the Clearfield County SPCA 275 21st Street Clearfield, PA 16830 or any veterans help group or veteran’s organization.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.


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