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Dorothy I. Hatton
...Dorothy Irene Hatton, 95, of Pleasant Hill, was born, April 15, 1921, near Pleasant Hill, the daughter of Archibald J. and Lennie (Mitts) King. She departed this life peacefully, Sunday, April 24, 2016, at the Foxwood Springs Care Center, Raymore.
...On October 26, 1939, she was united in marriage to Edgar Marion Hatton in Harrisonville. He preceded her in death on February 10, 1994 after 50 plus years of marriage.
...Dorothy was a lifelong Pleasant Hill Resident living on the Hatton family farm until declining health required her to move into Foxwood Springs. She was a homemaker. She had also been employed for the King Louie Sewing factory for many years all the while assisting her husband on the farm until his death in 1994. She spent most of her Sundays and holidays preparing dinner for her family, playing cards, and watching her kids and grandkids playing softball, kickball, basketball, and riding horses on the farm. She genuinely loved babysitting young children and spending time with them. To this day she enjoyed staying in contact with them and watching them grow in to adults as they started their own families.
...She also enjoyed gardening, going to the casino, and sitting in the garage, sipping coffee with her family while watching the birds and enjoying the beauty of the country life. She especially loved watching Charles work the farm. In her early 20’s Dorothy was saved in the Hickory Grove Baptist Church and has been a
member there ever since.
...Dorothy was also preceded in death by her parents; two sons, infant Ray Edward Hatton and Gary Lee Hatton; one daughter, Joyce Kay Wilmoth; one brother, Perry Lee King; and four sisters, Hallie Fenton, Martha Dockery, Sylvia Carlyle, and Verda Bunnell.
...She is survived by one son, Charles Hatton and wife Cheryl; one daughter, Punkie Neill and husband Don; one son-in-law, John Wilmoth; one daughter-in-law, Lenora Hatton; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; a host of other relatives and friends.
...Visitation was held Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the funeral home.
...Funeral services were held Thursday, April 28, 2016, at the funeral home. Mr. Bill Cotton officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mickey Beach, Darren Hatton, Duane Hatton Michael Mayabb, Travis Mayabb, and Will Pryor. Honorary casket bearers were Donald Dean Fenton and Luke Scavuzzo.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice. Obituary can be viewed online at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com. Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Mo.

Howard L. Collins
...Howard Lee Collins, 80, of Pleasant Hill, was born March 13, 1936, in Pleasant Hill, the son of Lloyd and Elsie (Ferguson) Collins.
...He departed this life, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the Pleasant Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center.
...Howard was a 1954 Pleasant Hill High School graduate and a United States Army Veteran.
...On June 3, 1960, he was united in marriage to Sandra Jean Douglas at the First Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill.
...Right out of high school Howard was employed by Tilman Cloud at the Pleasant Hill Times as a Typesetter. Later he went to work for Neal/Settle Printing retiring in 2001 after 34 years with the company. He had been active with scouts serving as Cub Scout Leader for many years and a former member and past president of the Pleasant Hill Lions Club. He was a member of the Big Creek Baptist Church.
...Howard was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Elsie Collins, one brother Richard “Dick” Collins, two daughter-in-laws Tricia Collins and Teresa Rabideau, one granddaughter, Lindsey Collins.
...He is survived by his wife Sandra of the home; three sons, Michael Collins of Grain Valley, Dan (and Sherry) Collins of Pleasant Hill, and Kevin Collins of Kansas City; 6 grandchildren, Shane Collins and Lacey Collins of Blue Springs, Lesli (and Bryan) Gosseen of Merriam, Tyler (and Shanda) Collins of Peculiar, Brittany Collins of Smithville, and Justin Collins of Kansas City; one great granddaughter, Krista; one step-grandson, Travis Franklin of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Ruth Ann (and Jim) Faith of Independence; other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services were held Monday, May 2, at the funeral home. Pastor Todd MacLean of the Big Creek Baptist Church officiated.
...Military graveside services and interment were held Tuesday, May 3, in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the U.S. Army and the V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor guard. Casket bearers were Justin Collins, Shane Collins, Tyler Collins, Jerry Thompson, Don Ward, and Matt Weiershauser. Honorary casket bearers were Bob Benware, Lee Boyd, Bill Cotton, Larry Colvin, Mike Neal, Jay Sanders, and Larry Seelinger.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Ascend Hospice or the Big Creek Baptist Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.
...Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550