Delores "Elaine" Hatcher, 74, formerly of Edgewood, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at her residence in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Cremation rites will be observed per Elaine's wishes. Riles Funeral Home in Vicksburg, Mississippi, will be handling arrangements.
Elaine was born on Jan. 18, 1943, in Effingham, the daughter of Paul and Dorothy (Ripplinger) Kaiser. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of New Mexico and then her Medical Degree from there in 1986. She joined the Army and served three years in Nuremberg, Germany, and finished her time at Fort Polk, Louisiana. She practiced at several clinics and the VA hospital around the Vicksburg area until she retired.
She is survived by her three daughters, Nicole Geiger (husband Mark) of Los Angeles, California, Rachel Gardetto (husband Kevin) of Sherwood, Oregon, Sarah Bradshaw (husband Mark) of Dana Point, California; seven grandchildren, Hannah, Kristin, Tim, Jeffery and Philip Geiger, Chris and Nick Gardetto; sister, Kathy Quandt (husband Don) of Farina; brothers, Bud Kaiser (wife Pam) of Bethany, Lyndon Kaiser (wife Teri) of Edgewood, and Bart Kaiser (wife Velvet) of Edgewood; and caregiver and friend, Pam McCoy of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Hatcher; parents, Paul and Dorothy Kaiser; brother, Steve Kaiser and nephew, Matt Quandt.
Published on June 14, 2017