Dr. Michael R. Stratton Sr., age 65, of 6250 County Road 306, Taylor, MO died Friday, August 31, 2012 at 3:00 pm in Blessing Hospital.
He was a graduate of Palmyra High School and Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Stratton founded the Stratton Chiropractic Center in West Quincy, MO in 1970 and moved his practice in 1993 to 1515 Broadway in Quincy. He was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Taylor, MO. He was a member of the American Chiropractic Association, the Illinois Chiropractic Association and the Missouri State Chiropractic Association. Dr. Stratton loved watching people get well. He was a beloved and devoted husband, father and grandpa.
Survivors in addition to his wife include four children, Michael R. (Lori) Stratton Jr. of Peoria, IL, Missy (Matt) Ackerman of New Palestine, IN, Jason (Natalie) Stratton of Quincy, and Jan (Dave) Roberts of New Palestine, IN; nine grandchildren, Jacob, Josh and Anna Ackerman, and Grace and Henry Roberts, all of New Palestine, IN, Collin and Haley Stratton, both of Peoria, IL, and Jackson and Sage Stratton, both of Quincy; two sisters, Wanda Rothweiler of Taylor, MO, and Pat Woodall of Palmyra, MO; and many nieces and nephews.
Dr. Stratton was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law, Henry Hodel, a sister, Marjorie Funkenbusch, a nephew, Rueben Hodel, and a great-nephew, Tate Shade.
Services: 10:00 am Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at Apostolic Christian Church, Taylor, MO with the ministers of the Apostolic Christian Church officiating.
Burial: Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery
Visitation: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Monday September 3, 2012 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
Memorials: Blessing Hospital Cardiovascular Unit
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.