Hatcher, Ellen Hilty age 52 of Knoxville, left this world Tuesday, May 7, 2013 with the same dignity and grace that she carried through her life. A member of St. Mark United Methodist Church where she was involved in several committees, her love was the Missions Committee, Children's Worship and Joy Circle. Ellen was a Special Education CDC Teacher with Knox County School Systems Oakwood Elementary School and Christenberry Elementary School for 29 years., receiving Teacher of the Year 2001-2002 and 2002-2003. Ellen holds an Urban Specialist Certificate and is Coordinator and Chairman of multiple school and community committees. A Member of KCEA, NEA and TEA. She was also a member of Alpha Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (Key Women Educators) where she served as President and other leadership rolls from 2000-2012. And she was a Girl Scout Leader.
Survivors include her loving husband of 27 years W. Lynn Hatcher, daughter Katherine Margaret Hatcher, parents Dr. James and Happy Hilty, brother Jim (Cathy) Hilty, brother-in-law Phil (Donna) Hatcher, a host of special nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 5-7pm at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 7001 Northshore Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919. A Celebration of Life will follow at 7pm with Rev. Dave Graybeal officiating. Arrangements by Lynnhurst/Greenwood Chapel. Friends may leave their condolences at www.lynnhurstchapel.com.