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Hattie Ruth Whitfield

Hattie Ruth Whitfield
  • February 2, 1940 - February 2, 2019
  • Battle Creek, Michigan
  • North Avenue Church of God- Youth Group
    1079 North Ave.
    Battle Creek, MI 49017

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“So sorry to learn of Miss Hatties passing. She was a kind,sweet lady, and we loved seeing her at church. She became friends with my dad James Smith...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Nola Frye - Battle Creek, MI

“So sorry for your loss Whitfield family ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Leda Farnham - Delton, MI

“To Hattie's children grandchildren she was a very special woman and will be greatly missed ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Ken Wade - Battle Creek, MI

“Hattie and I worked together for many years at Michigan National Bank in Consumer Loans at the downtown office. Oh the fun we had together. We...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Ann McKinstry - Richland, MI

“RIP, Hattie. Your perseverance was a model for me.Blessings to your family. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Tom Blaising - South, MI - Friend

“So sorry for your loss Aunt Hattie was a wonderful woman Rest in Peace we love you ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Sue Baker - Otsego, MI - Family

“Hattie was a special friend to me. Though many years separated us, our hearts had much in common. I loved her dearly and will miss her but am so...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Karen Arnett - Augusta, MI

“Hattie was always smiling when I'd go visit and bring her homemade desserts and my favorite dishes. We spoke a lot about family and our love for...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Rita Kerwin - Battle Creek, MI


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Hattie Ruth Whitfield, age 79, of Battle Creek passed away unexpectedly on the morning of her birthday February 2, 2019 at the Oaks at NorthPointe Woods. She was born in Livingston, Tennessee on February 2, 1940, the daughter of Cooney and Clea (Ledbetter) Allred. Hattie retired as a branch manager with Michigan National Bank in 1994. She was an active member of the North Avenue Church of God for nearly 30 years and enjoyed playing Bingo and most of all, spending time with her family. Her daughter-in-law, Kathy was very special to Hattie and she loved her cooking and cheesecake.

Hattie married Bobby Ray Whitfield in Battle Creek on May 31, 1957; he tragically preceded her in death on February 21, 1994. She was also preceded in death by her son, Jerry Whitfield on April 8, 2016 and ten brothers & sisters. Hattie is survived by her daughter, Lori (Jim) Snodderly of Athens; two sons, Terry and Greg Whitfield, both of Battle Creek; her daughter-in-law, Kathy Whitfield; eight grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Joyce Thomas, Anna Robbins, and Carol Sue (Leroy) Carlson; a sister-in-law, Carolyn (Ike) Suttons; and a special caretaker, Jane Dollaway.

The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 6th at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Funeral services to celebrate Hattie's life will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 7th at the North Avenue Church of God, 1079 North Avenue Battle Creek, MI 49017. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials directed to the youth group at North Avenue Church of God would be appreciated. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Hattie may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.