Yvette Jeannine Hatten (76) of rural Mattoon, formerly of Neoga

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Published on October 11 2012 9:31 am

Yvette Jeannine Hatten, 76, of rural Mattoon, formerly of Neoga died at 1:08 a.m. Thursday, October 11, 2012 at her residence.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 15 in the Rest Haven
Memorial Gardens of Mattoon with Fr. Dennis Kollross, officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, October 15 at the Swengel-O’Dell Funeral Home, Neoga. Online condolence may be expressed at swengel-odell.com. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Fund.

Yvette was born March 29, 1936 in Tousson City, France the daughter of Emile Alfred Joseph and Alina Irma Louise (Vanoverberghe) Philippart. Yvette married Odis Eugene Hatten, Jr., November 6, 1953, in Perthes-En-Gatinais, France. She was employed at the Neoga Garment Factory from 1957 to 1969. She retired from the General Electric Co., of Mattoon after thirty-eight years. Yvette moved to the United States in 1957 and was self taught English. She always looked forward to vacations in France to visit with her family. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren Angie and Shane. Yvette would always make sure that everyone around her was taken care of and comfortable. She would have given food to a stranger. She was always taking care of all the stray kittens on the farm. Yvette was a kind and gentle person that truly loved her family.

She leaves her husband Odis E. Hatten, Jr., of rural Mattoon, IL; three daughters, Marilyn J. Fowler and husband Charles of rural Toledo, IL, Melinda M. Zellers and husband Clyde of Springfield, IL and Michelle A. Jones of Mattoon, IL; two brothers, Claude Philippart and wife Annick of Soisy sur Ecole, France and Michel Philippart and wife Francoise of Sivry Courtry, France; two grandchildren, Angie Young and husband Andy of Springfield, IL and Alston Shane Jones of Mattoon, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Albert, Pierre and Jean-Pierre Philippart.