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Obituaries

Obituaries

Leroy Howard "Snuffy" Hatch 1924 - 2007 Oskaloosa

Graveside services for Leroy Howard "Snuffy" Hatch, 83, Oskaloosa, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Oakhill Cemetery in Lawrence.Mr. Hatch died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at Colmery O'Neil Veterans Hospital in Topeka.He was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Lawrence, the son of Lenard and Alice Holiday Hatch. He graduated from Lawrence High School, and he received some additional training in electronics.Mr. Hatch served in the U.S. Army and worked as a construction laborer and handyman.He married Gurtie Heston on Dec. 4, 1953, in Kansas City, Mo. They later divorced and she survives.Other survivors include four sons, Ernest and Dean, both of Lawrence, Glenn, New York, and Robert, Colorado; four daughters, Ruby Schmitz, Alma, Elaine Hatch, Lawrence, and Deloris Hatch and Patricia Hatch, both of Ottawa; a brother, Clarence, Lawrence; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.The family suggests memorials to Lawrence Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 3596, Lawrence, KS 66045-0596.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.