Thomas D. Hutton

Private services for Thomas D. Hutton, 81, Kansas City, Kan., will be at a later date.He died Friday, June 6, 2008, at his home following a two-year battle with mouth cancer. He was born Oct. 31, 1926, in Lawrence, the son of William Weeber Hutton and Mary Etta May Hutton. He graduated from high school in Lawrence and was a 1960 graduate of Kansas University. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and served as a hospital corpsman in Pearl Harbor and Seattle. Mr. Hutton was a Wyandotte County resident for more than 50 years.He worked for more than 30 years in the banking industry for Anchor Savings and Loan, Exchange State Bank and Commercial National Bank in Kansas City, Kan. From 1980 to 1989 he was a court bailiff and probation officer for the Municipal Court of Kansas City, Kan. After retirement, he volunteered for the American Civil Liberties Union and taught General Education Degree classes at Kansas City, Kan., Community College and St. Mary College in Leavenworth. Mr. Hutton was active in Boy Scout Troop 150, the Kansas City Chapter of Girl Scouts of America, Wyandotte Swim Club and served as president of the Lindbergh Elementary School Board. He helped the school build a kindergarten and library, eventually leading its annexation into the Kansas City, Kan., Unified School District. He was a life member of the KU Alumni Association and active in its yearly program honoring Wyandotte County Outstanding High School Students.He married Nola Jean Hosey Hutton on Aug. 3, 1948, in Lawrence. She survives, of the home. Other survivors include, a daughter, Jan Hutton, Lakewood, Colo.; two sons, William Weeber Hutton II and wife Lisa, of Kansas City, Kan., and Thomas Eugene Hutton and wife Julie, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and grandchildren Jill Hutton Altenhofen, Hilary Hutton, William Walter Hutton, Sarah Hutton, Kathryn Hutton and Samuel Hutton.His parents and siblings William Weeber Jr., Paul Churchill, John Hobbs and Mary May Hutton Tusten died earlier.