Butler County Times Gazette
  • Obituary: Leo McHatton

  • Leo McHatton, 94, El Dorado, passed away on June 8, 2014
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  • Leo McHatton, 94, El Dorado passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas at the Army Medical Center.
    Graveside and military services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Sunset Lawns Cemetery, El Dorado.
    Leo was born on Dec.2, 1918 in Iola, Kan., the son of Lee O. and Julia P. (Stroup) McHatton.  Leo was a tractor mechanic and enjoyed playing the harmonica, fishing, yard work and his flowers.  He was united in marriage to Nina Brooks on March 15, 1941 in El Dorado. Nina preceded Leo in death on April 13, 2013, after 72 years of marriage.
    Survivors include: his two sons, Danny (Alyson) McHatton of San Antonio, Texas, and Michael (Susan) McHatton of El Dorado; his daughter, Karen Kester of Conroe, Texas; 9 grandchildren, 15 great- grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
    Leo was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, three sisters, and grandson Gordon.
    A memorial has been established with First Baptist Church, 315 W. Central, El Dorado. These can be left with Carlson Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.  Condolences for the family can be sent to www.carlsoncolonial.com.

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