ROZELLE HATTON SKLENAR, 63, passed away at her
home on Oct. 9, 2004 at Marion County Lake in
Marion, KS, with burial in Pilsen Cemetery.
Rozelle was the daughter of the late Belton &
Rosa Hatton. She was born in Ranger, TX on
Sept. 16, 1941. She was the grand-daughter of
the late Mr. & Mrs. T.J. Adams and Mr. & Mrs.
She was raised in the Bullock Community and
graduated from Ranger High School in 1960. In
June of 1960, she married Joe Sklenar in Ranger.
She lived in Abilene and Arlington before moving
to Owasso, OK, where she lived until moving to
Kansas in 2000.
While living in Owasso, she worked as a pharmacy
technician and office manager and was active in
St. Henry's Parish and the church altar society.
After moving to Kansas, she was involved with St.
Luke Hospital Auxiliary and was an active member
of the St. John Nepoucene Church, Holy Family
Parish in Pilsen, KS. She enjoyed all family
activities & after Joe's retirement from American
Airlines they enjoyed traveling.
She is survived by her husband, Joe of Marion,
KS; a son and daughter-in-law, J.M. and Regina
Sklenar of Bixby, OK; daughter and son-in-law,
Thomas & Janice Wiles of Cincinatti, OH; five
grandchildren, Adam and Jill Sklenar, Jacob and
Jessica Wiles & Sara Roach; five sister, Dorthy
Godwin (RHS-1943) of Duncanville, Bernice Gildner
(RHS-1946), Peggy Lindsey (RHS-1951) and Jenna
Vee Miller (RHS-1954) of Arlington and Linda
Young (RHS-1963) of Eastland; four brother-in-
laws and two sister-in-laws, Dewey Godwin, Bill
Gildner, Roy Lindsey, and Cy Miller; Bonnie
Hatton and Mary Helen Rogers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one
grandson, Jordan Wiles, two brothers, Winfred
Hatton (RHS-1948) and Dalton Hatton (RHS-1942)
and a brother-in-law, Johnny Young (RHS-1958).
HUSBAND: JOSEPH J. SKLENAR was born Oct. 4,
1935, to Joseph M and Della Sklenar of Pilsen,
KS. Joe grew up in the Pilsen and St John
Nepomucene Church Community & graduated from
Marion High School in 1954. After graduation,
Joe enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he
proudly served as an airplane mechanic. He
was stationed in Fairbanks, AK then Abilene,
TX where he met & married Edith Rozelle Hatton
(RHS-1960) of Ranger in 1960. Their daughter,
Janice, was born at Dyess AFB and their son,
Joseph Matthew, was born while they were
stationed in Austin, TX at Bergstrom AFB.
After an honorable discharge from the Air
Force, Joe and Rozelle moved their family to
Arlington, TX where Joe was employed by General
Motors. In 1967 Joe accepted a job with
American Airlines in Tulsa, OK where he was
employed for 29 years as a jet engine mechanic
before retiring in 1996.
Joe & Rozelle lived and raised their family in
Owasso, OK and the parish of St Henry’s until
2000. In 2000 Joe built Rozelle her dream home
on the Marion County Lake. Joe continued living
in Marion, KS after Rozelle passed away in 2004.
In 2014 Joe moved to Tulsa to be near family.
After a long illness, Joe passed away peacefully
on Dec. 11, 2018, at The Gardens of Sapulpa under
the care of Rose Rock Hospice.
Joe is preceded in death by his wife, Rozelle,
his brother, Donald Sklenar, and two grandsons,
Jordan Thomas Wiles, and Adam Blake Sklenar.
Joe is survived by his brother, Lloyd Sklenar,
of Pilsen, his daughter Janice Wiles (Thomas) of
Cincinnati, OH & his son, Joseph Matthew Regina)
of Bixby, OK. He is also survived by four grand-
children: Jessica Fischbach (AJ) and Jacob Wiles
(Lexi) both of Cincinnati, OH and Jill Sklenar
and Sara Roach of Tulsa, a great-grandson, Landen
Beartusk and by Joe’s faithful companion, his cat
Joe loved to travel, hunt, fish, eat BBQ, listen
to Polka music and work with his hands but most of
all loved celebrating with family and friends. We
would like to thank his caregivers and family and
friends who loved and supported him through these
last difficult months. Joe was very proud of growing
up on a farm in Pilsen and loved the beautiful St
John Nepomucene Church. Burial was in the Pilsen