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.