James “Jim” W. Hatton

James (Jim) W. Hatton, 73, Kansas City, MO died Sunday, May 25, 2014. There will be a family graveside service on Thursday, June 5th, at North Lawn Cemetery, Ft Dodge, IA.

Jim was born on February 25, 1941, to Thomas Douglas and Virgie Irene Hatton in Ft. Dodge, IA. After service in the U.S. Army, he received his Bachelors in English and Masters in journalism from Southern Illinois University.

He started his career in journalism with the Southern Illinoisan newspaper before moving to the Cincinnati Inquirer. From there he joined the Associated Press and became a foreign correspondent in India and the Philippines, with a short assignment in New York   After leaving the AP he joined Stars and Stripes in Japan for two years and ended his career with Reuters in Singapore before retiring in 2000.

After retiring, he lived in Hawaii before moving to Kansas City, MO to be closer to family. He spent his retirement years by traveling throughout the world.

He is survived by his sister-in-law, Lois Hatton of De Soto, KS, nephew, Doug Hatton of Baldwin City, KS nieces Heather Hunley of Littleton, CO and Ginger Hatton of Dillon, CO and 1 grandnephew and 2 grandnieces.

Messages & Condolences

From Bob in Grandview, Missouri...

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Hatton. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

From Joan & Larry Rolleg...

Please accept out sincere condolences for the loss of Jim. As the Resident Service Manager of the Sulgrave Regency my husband & I were very privleged to be a friend of Jim’s. We loved receiving his cards from all his travels.
He was a very smart man and we will certainly miss his at the Sulgrave Regency. Are prayers are with your family. Joan & Larry Rolleg

From Dee Coleman...

Please accept our sympathies on the loss of Jim. He was Jimmy Hatton to me, and we graduated from the class of 1959. What a nice guy and a very nice man! You are in our prayers! Dee & Dick Coleman

From Jeff & Peggy...

Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Jesus promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again at John 5:28,29 which talks about the resurrection hope. What a wonderful hope that will be! May this bible thought bring you comfort at this difficult time.

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