The daughter of Huber and Amy “Dolly” (Freeman) England, she was born February 19, 1917 in Oakwood, OK. On July 31, 1935 in Fairview, OK she was united in marriage to Marvin Hatter and he preceded her in death on June 16, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Walter and Bob England; and one sister, Edna Parrish.
Alma is survived by two sons, Dale Hatter and wife Donna of Huntley, IL and Richard Hatter and wife Sharon of Kirksville; one daughter, Laverna Stone and husband Cletus of Marion, IA; six grandchildren, Lecia McNaughton, Shari Renner, Tom Hatter, Kimberly Drury, Laura Rathke and Michael Stone; eight great grandchildren, Jacob McNaughton, Eryk Drury, Kierstyn Drury, Craig Hatter, Nathan Hatter, Alexis Rathke, Emma Rathke and Quinn Stone; and three sisters, Dorothy Shanley of Edina, MO, Vera Burgin of Waterloo, IA and Verge Guion of Oklahoma City, OK.
Alma moved to Knox County in 1948 from Oklahoma. She and Marvin were engaged in farming on the family farm until moving to Edina in 1974 where she worked at the I.G.A. Grocery Store, Kinsel’s and the Knox County Nursing Home as a cook. She moved to Kirksville in 1981.
She was a member of the Hamilton Street Baptist Church and was an R.S.V.P. volunteer. She enjoyed quilting, crochet, cross stitch, ceramics and camping.
Funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, October 7, 2013 at Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home with Reverend Charles Jackson officiating. Burial was in Colony Cemetery in Colony, MO.
Memorials in memory of Alma are suggested to the Colony Cemetery.