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Obituary -Sister M. Christine Hatton, OP

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Sister M. Christine Hatton, OPSister M. Christine Hatton, OP, 88, a Dominican Sister of Springfield, died Monday June 13.

She was born to Raymond and Margaret McGur Hatton in Havana.  She joined the Springfield Dominicans in 1944.

From 1946-1969, Sister M. Christine taught in Catholic parish elementary schools, including St. Norbert, Hardin; St. Mary, East Moline; Sacred Heart, Pana; St. Charles, Hampshire; St. Anne, St. Anne; St. Thomas, Newton; St. Christina and Our Lady of Grace, Chicago; St. Patrick and St. Cabrini, Springfield.  In her years at the motherhouse, she was known as a patient and prayerful religious.

Sister M. Christine was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Raymond.  She is survived by her brother James of Lanett, Ala.; her sisters, Linda Sager of Elmwood and Theresa McMullen of Table Grove; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral Mass was held June 15 at Sacred Heart Convent, with Father Peter Witchousky, OP, presiding. Final commendation was held June 16, with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Springfield.

Memorial donations may be made to: Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund, 1237 W. Monroe, Springfield, IL 62704.

Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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