Thomas H. Dutton Jr, Age: 78
Sept. 11, 1940 -- Jan 5, 2019

Thomas Harley Dutton, Jr. died peacefully surrounded by family at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas on Saturday, January 5th at the age of 78.  Tom is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jamye Dutton, of Kansas City, Kansas and three children, Francyne Dutton, (David Dwyer)of Kansas City, Kansas, April Dohle (Thomas, Sr.), of Tonganoxie, Kansas, and Jeffery Dutton (Shawna), of Lansing, Kansas; siblings Diana Plant (Phillip) of Vacaville, California, and Mary Siska, of Mesa, Arizona; grandchildren Amanda Hopkins (Matt), of Lebo, Kansas, Justin Dutton (Beca), of Basehor, Kansas, Thomas Dohle, Jr., of Somerville, Massachusetts, Mariah Zazenkowski (Riley), of Junction City, Kansas, and Aubree Dutton, of Lansing, Kansas; and great grandchildren Brayden Hopkins, Brycen Hopkins, Layla Dutton, Brylee Hopkins, and Luke Dutton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Harley Dutton, Sr. and Pauline Marjorie (Peg) Dutton, of Dwight, Kansas, and brother, Karl Grant (Buck) Dutton, of Kansas City, Kansas.

Thomas was born on September 11, 1940, in Council Grove, Kansas, his parents’ first child. He graduated from Dwight Rural High School in Dwight, Kansas, in 1959. He attended Kansas State Teacher’s College (now Emporia State University). On August 26, 1962, he married Jamye Shaver, of Dwight, Kansas. While working as a teacher and coach, Thomas’ three children were born. In 1973, Thomas moved his family to Kansas City, Kansas, where he worked at Certainteed for 26 years. Afterwards, Thomas returned to teaching for three more years before joining his wife in retirement.

Thomas enjoyed the outdoors. He loved hunting and fishing and especially sharing those pastimes with family. He lived a selfless life and always prioritized caring for others. His kindness and compassion touched countless people.   

A graveside service will take place on Thursday, January 10, at 2:00 at the cemetery in Dwight, Kansas, followed by a reception in the fellowship hall of the Dwight United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers please make a memorial contribution in Tom's name to: Dwight United Methodist Church, 501 7th Street, Dwight, Kansas 66849, American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.



Kirk Wood Jan 08 ,2019

school mate ,LINDALE ,Texas

I knew Tom well as he was only 1 year ahead of me in school and I believe he was at Dwight all 12 years, as I was. He will not soon be forgotten.

Judy (Olson) Cobos Jan 08 ,2019

friend of wife ,Frisco ,Texas

I am so sorry for your loss. Remembering Tom from DRHS with Jamye by his side. Hang on to your memories. With heartfelt sympathy.

Bob Wilson Jan 08 ,2019

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Rest in peace in the arms of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Our condolences to the entire Dutton family.

Sheri L Mills Jan 09 ,2019

Friend of the family ,Tonganoxie ,Kentucky

We are sad for your loss of your dear husband, Dad and Grandpa. I am sorry we won't be able to come to Dwight, KS. When I ever hear of Dwight I think of Tom Dutton. Our Love and Prayers are with Today Tomorrow and Always Love, Bob, Sheri Mills and Family

Cindy & Bob Risi Jan 10 ,2019

Cousins ,Calgary, Canada

Dear Jamye, Francyne, April, Jeff and families So sad to learn of Tom’s passing. Though many miles separate us and we only met a couple of times, he always made it seem like we were as close as if we lived next door. He will be dearly missed. Hold close to your memories.

Ashley Jan 11 ,2019

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Prayers for the entire Dutton family. Our deepest condolences to you all. I know you will cherish the memories you had with him. All our love. Brandon, Ashley and Wyatt Hille

Graveside Service
Dwight Cemetery
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Jan 10 ,2019
2:00 PM
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