Mary Francis Hatfield

Mary Francis Hatfield, 87, of Mexico, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at her sister’s home.

A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 25 at Elmwood Cemetery with Kevin Wilkerson conducting the service.

Visitation will be on Thursday, March 25 from 12 to 1:15 p.m. at the Arnold Funeral Home.

Mary was born on Feb. 6, 1934, in Mexico, the daughter of Frank Olive and Goldie Marie (Wilson) Gentry. On April 2, 1952, in Mexico, she married Loren Earl Hatfield. He passed away on April 23, 1988.

Ms. Hatfield enjoyed fishing, growing flowers and feeding the squirrels in her yard. When she wasn’t outside, she would spend time watching her favorite westerns on television. Mary was blessed with many nieces and nephews.

Survivors include her son, Loren “Buddy” Hatfield of Mexico; two grandsons, Dylan Paul Hatfield of Mexico and Derick Loren Hatfield of Mexico; three sisters, Sue Harris of Mexico, Jean Peery of Mexico and Martha Lauck of Mexico; one brother, Bobby Gentry of Mexico.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Loren Hatifield; parents, Frank and Goldie Gentry; three sisters, Hazel Wieken, Margie Steelman and Alice Carver; two brothers, Billy Gentry and James Gentry.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Sunrise Christian Church. Memorials may be sent in care of Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson, Mexico, MO 65265.

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