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Susan Olga (Hatton) Westeman

Susan Olga (Hatton) Westeman, age 79, passed away at the Hamilton County Hospital in Syracuse, Kansas on Thursday, January 7, 2021. She was born on October 1, 1941 in Syracuse, Kansas, the daughter of Ray Elmer Hatton and Bernice Armina (Rees) Hatton.
Susan began her life in Syracuse and grew up in the Bear Creek Community. She attended Bear Creek C2 country school until moving to Syracuse in May of 1955, where she began living with the McFaddens while going to school. She attended Syracuse High School and graduated in May of 1959. Susan went on to further her education attending Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Oklahoma for two years. Learning of a job opportunity in Carlsbad, New Mexico she moved and became a bookkeeper for Jackson Drug Store for the next two years. In 1963, she moved back to Syracuse and began working as a Administrative Assistant for the Superintendent at Syracuse High School where she was employed for thirty eight years. On February 24, 1968, she married Freddie J. Westeman, they later divorced. To this union a daughter was born Kara Sue. Susan enjoyed living and working in Syracuse and retired in 2001, and resided there until her passing.
Susan was a member of the P.E.O., Pitch Club, Quilters Stash, but most important to her a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed reading, cooking, quilting, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by:
Father:    Ray Elmer Hatton
Mother:    Bernice Armina (Rees) Hatton
Daughter:   Kara Sue Westeman
Brother:    John J. Hatton
She is survived by:
Brother:    Ray (& wife Janice) Hatton of Scottsdale, AZ
Sister:     Sarah (& husband Jim) Cooper of Tulsa, OK
Sister In Law:   Angie Hatton of Wichita, KS
And numerous family members and friends.

Graveside Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM (MST) at the Syracuse Cemetery, Syracuse, Kansas.
Condolences may be sent to fellersfh@yahoo.com.
In-lieu-of-flowers memorial contributions may be payable First Presbyterian Church, sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, 401 N. Sumner, Syracuse, KS 6 7878. 620-384-5100

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