Homeless Veterans Program
Earl L. Patton, 88, entered into rest on August 21, 2011 at his DeSoto residence. Born September 4, 1922 in Fruitland, Iowa; he was the son of the late Walter and Bertha (nee Lister) Patton. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marcelena (Edgington) Patton, of whom he married June 30, 1948 in Burlington, Iowa.
Mr. Patton was a maintenance worker at Lake Tishomingo. He is a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Army and a member of the Hillsboro Masonic Lodge.
In addition to his wife he is survived by three daughters: Debborah Patton of DeSoto, Darcella (Alan) Breuer of Palmyra, Missouri, and Dericia Ketcherside of DeSoto; a brother, Wayne (Paula) Patton of Burlington, Iowa, a sister, Lois (George) Kelly of Roseville, Illinois; eight grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Danial Patton; a son-in-law, Edward Ketcherside; three brothers: Dennis Patton, Charles Patton and James Patton; and six sisters: Gladys Snakenburg, Mary Kidder, Viola Poffenburger, Lena Perkins, Velda Patton and Dorothy Anderson.
Reverend Tom Skiles will officiate service.