Burton “ Burt” Oliver Hatch, 85, of Independence, Mo., passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, at Carmel Hills Healthcare & Rehabilitation.

Burton “ Burt” Oliver Hatch, 85, of Independence, Mo., passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, at Carmel Hills Healthcare & Rehabilitation.

Burt was born May 26, 1926, in Mobridge, S.D., to Marion and Bertha (Titland) Hatch. He served his country in World War II in the U.S. Army. September 3, 1950, he married Eleanor A. Woodford. He liked to golf and play cards, he enjoyed the activities at church and being with his family. After 22 years of service, Burt retired from T.W.A. in 1983. Burt was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Bertha Hatch, and daughter, Susan McClain in 2008.

Burt is survived by his wife, Eleanor Hatch of the home; son, Douglas Mark Hatch of Independence, Mo.; daughter, Becky Payne of Blue Springs, Mo.; brothers, Wayne Hatch of Billings, Mont., and Dick Hatch (Sara) of Bloomington, Ind.; sister, Myrna Hempel (Bob) of Springfield, S.D.; three grandchildren, Katrina Hora, Steffany Payne and Sara Payne; and one great-granddaughter, Emily Hora.

Cremation. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 3601 S. Sterling Ave., Independence, Mo. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial in Valley Memorial Gardens, Grain Valley, Mo.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Methodist Church, 3601 S. Sterling Ave., Independence, Mo., or Vitas Hospice.

Arrangements: Royer Funeral Home, 100 Royer Lane, Grain Valley, MO 64029, 816-847-4441.

 

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