Julia (Julie) D. Hatten

July 7, 1965July 24, 2020

Julia “Julie” Denise Kenyon Hatten, 55, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on July 24, 2020 after a 15 years battle with Huntington’s Disease. Julie was preceded in death by her Father, Donald R. Kenyon, Birth Mother Dena J. Clutter Kenyon, brothers Jeff and Keith. She is survived by Sons, Jacob Kenyon, Jeremy Hatten and Jeffrey Hatten, Mother M. Ann Kenyon, Brothers, Gregory (Kathy), Scott and Mitchell (Paige), Grandson Nash Kenyon, as well as, many nieces, nephews, great – nieces, great – nephews and cousins.

Julie graduated from Ruskin High School in 1983 and graduated from Central Missouri State University with a degree in Social Working.

The family would like to thank Truman Medical Center – Lakewood Long Term Care for the wonderful care they took of Julie for the past 8 years. They would also like to thank Crossroads Hospice Care for her care in her final stages of life.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking to make contributions in Julie’s name to Crossroads Hospice Care 14310 E. 42nd St. South, Suite 600 Independence, MO 64055 or Hereditary Neurological Disease Center, 9300 E. 29th St. North, Ste 350 Wichita, KS 67226.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Graveside

    Saturday, August 1, 2020


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Eric and LuAnn Hammersland

August 1, 2020

Eric and I always looked forward to seeing Julie at the Kenyon gatherings. She always had a terrific smile and good conversation. Now she can fly like an angel and be with Don and others who have passed before.
Love you all :)

Karen Walker

July 31, 2020

Kim & Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Julie. In the short time we've known each other, I know of you to speak of Julie in such a positive way. May peace be with you and your family through this difficult time.

Karen Walker

Kim Kenyon

July 31, 2020

Technically, Julie and I were sister-in-law’s, but to her and me, we were so much more. We were sisters. We were best friends. We were confidants. We were keepers of each other’s deepest, darkest secrets. We were bridesmaids in each other’s weddings. Her son, Jake was in our wedding. My daughters, Mande and Kellsie, were in hers. She and I raised our six collective babies together. Our children literally had two moms growing up. What a blessing for she and I to end up with six children, but we both only had to carry, labor and deliver three of them. Some of my favorite memories are getting written up at work for taking the day off work so I could be there when Jacob was born, going to ladies night at Joshua’s to enjoy 50 cent well drinks and pretend we weren’t two single moms, sneaking away from the kids to go to Sonic for hot fudge shakes, her attempting to dye my hair blonde only for me to end up looking like the end of a copper top battery...the list is endless! If for some reason you were not blessed to have met or spent time with Julie, she was a beautiful soul. A true beauty inside and out. I always told her she looked like Sally Field. She had the most gorgeous smile that could quite literally light up a room. She had the best sense of humor. She was kind, caring, compassionate and had a huge heart big enough that there was always room to love one more person. Julie blessed so many lives with her presence here in earth, and I know she will continue to do so in her new Heavenly home. Julie will be sadly missed by all of her family, friends, former colleagues and acquaintances. To know her was to love her.

Sherri Fenzl

July 30, 2020

I will always remember Julie for having the brightest smile of anyone in the room and the most infectious laugh that was impossible not to bring joy to anyone that was lucky enough to hear it . Her love for her children and brothers was unmeasurable.
Julie, Rest In Peace you so deserve, you will be missed and never forgotten.


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