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Alta Lee Dutton


Alta Lee Dutton, 92, Norton, formerly of Larned, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Diversicare of Larned.

She was born May 9, 1922, in Norton County to LeRoy and Leo May (Hager) Ritter.

She married Richard Karl Dutton in June 1948. He preceded her in death Jan. 31, 2009. She was a payroll clerk at Norton County Hospital.

She was a member of United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, the Wesleyan Service Guild, was a Sunday school clerk and ran the church thrift shop for many years in Norton.

She was an avid gardener. She enjoyed sewing and doing crafts.

Survivors include a son, Patrick Dutton, Norton; four daughters, Susan Cranston, Ness City, Marsha Rogers, Seldon, Karen Martin and husband, Rod, Garden City, Karla Sanneman and husband, Dan, Larned; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Verle Ritter; and three sisters, Bethel Wicker, June Holeman and Cleta Smiley.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Kansas Veterans' Cemetery, WaKeeney.

Friends can sign the register from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, both at the Beckwith Mortuary, Larned.

Memorials are suggested to Norton United Methodist Church or Norton Community Library in care of the the mortuary.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.beckwithmortuary.com.