Butler County Times Gazette
  • OBITUARY - Arlo S. Hull

  • Arlo S. Hull passed away early Saturday morning, Oct. 6, 2012.
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  • Arlo S. Hull passed away early Saturday morning, Oct. 6, 2012. Born in Towanda on Feb. 12 1924, he was the third of four children to Ernest and Blanch Hull, and grew up on a farm NW of Towanda. Arlo graduated from Towanda High School in 1942. Two years later he enlisted into the Army when his older brother Hobart had been drafted into the military during WWII. Arlo served overseas in the Pacific Theatre for the next two years. After returning home, Arlo was married to Virginia Keith on May 6 1950. They started their home in El Dorado and raised their daughter, Pam Hull. He worked at the Texaco refinery in El Dorado until he retired in 1987. A member of the local American Legion, Arlo was also an avid gardener and attended many Butler Community College sporting events. Arlo is preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Blanch Hull, brothers Hobart and Loraine Hull, and his wife Virginia Hull. Survivors include sister, Virgilene Soobie-Buckner of El Dorado; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Gary Brant of Newton; grandchildren, Bryan Brant, and Steven and Margaret P. Brant of Valley Center; friend and companion, Frances Dixon; great-grandchildren, Kristin, Devon, Spencer, Virginia G., Caleb, Zen, Juniper, Arlo A. and Margaret L.; and great-great-son, Landyn. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Kirby Funeral Home in El Dorado. Donations can be made to Kansas Christian Home at 1035 S.E. 3rd St., Newton, KS 67114.

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