Hattie Jewell (Porter) Tabor Spencer Sloan, 89, El Dorado Springs, passed away Feb. 18, 2013, in Community Springs Healthcare. She was born July 31, 1923.
Hattie had 14 brothers and sisters all preceding her in death except three sisters – Lola Drury and Lois Gillen – Jasper and Earlene Porter – Peculiar. She was married to W.B. Tabor and they had four children – Fred, Junior, Laddie and Lucille. She married Joe Spencer who passed away in 1981.
Hattie worked for the International Shoe Company in El Dorado Springs for 19 years and at Community Springs for seven years. She enjoyed working as a volunteer at the El Dorado Springs Senior Center, serving dinner to those who needed help or working at the front desk. Hattie met her husband, Paul Sloan, at the Senior Center and married him in 1998. Paul passed away in 2008. Hattie enjoyed the activities at Community Springs and proudly served as the president of the residential council at Community Springs.
She is survived by her four children – Fred Tabor and wife, Darlene – Brighten, Junior Tabor and wife, Dana – Flower Mound, TX, Laddie Tabor and wife, Nancy – Columbus, KS and daughter, Lucille Richardson – Republic. She also leaves grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren who she loved dearly, as well as a host of other family and friends.
A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m.Tuesday, March 19, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Pastor Jack Daniel officiating. Rusty Carver will provide music. Final disposition is inurnment under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to High Hopes and left at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.