Funeral services for Mrs. Jean M. Vanattia, age 74, of Hillsboro, TN will be conducted Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.
Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the funeral home.
Mrs. Vanattia passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at her residence in Hillsboro.
She was born April 16, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of the late Matthew Schaffrath and Anna Harling Schaffrath.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed needle point, brain teaser games including crossword puzzles, which she excelled at and was known to be a diligent “ list maker” to the point of joyful compulsion to those who loved her. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved her family. She enjoyed a special relationship with Susie, her beloved dog and Lucy, her feline friend. She was a member of the Catholic faith.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Paul Vanattia and two grandchildren, Brian Vanattia and Reyna Vanattia.
She is survived by seven children, Paul Edward Vanattia of Tullahoma, TN; Kenneth Robert Vanattia and wife, Debra of Spring City, TN; John William Vanattia and wife, Karin of Elizabethtown, KY; Timothy Michael Vanattia and wife, Hope of Ocoee, TN; and Anne Marie Arms and husband, Michael of Hillsboro, TN; Susan Carol Granados and husband, Eddie of Atlanta, GA; and June Allison Johnson of Hillsboro, TN; 15 grandchildren; Stacy Holman, Melissa Vanattia, Emily Vanattia, Kaylene Vanattia, Christapher DeCent, Shawn DeCent, Matthew Vanattia, James Vanattia, Shawn Vanattia,
Paige Vanattia, Jarod Vanattia, Maria Granados, Christian Granados, Gabrielle Johnson, Gavin Johnson and 9 greatgrandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, James Schaffrath and a sister, Carol Kohlstedt and husband, Michael all of Midlothian, IL.