She was bon April 11, 1918, in Coles County, Illinois, and was the daughter of William Ervin and Bessie Jane (Davis) Petty.
She was a graduate of Crawfordsville High School, member of the New Providence Baptist Church, Greencastle, and a homemaker.
She married Chester W. Hutchison Sr., April 30, 1934, and he preceded her in death Jan. 5, 2000.
Together, they raised their family in Montgomery County and Cloverdale, Ind.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and friend to many.
Her favorite hobby was creating and painting ceramic pieces for family and friends. She also liked to make porcelain dolls and making clothes for them.
She is survived by her children Chitra Jeffries, Brazil, Charity (Nick) Vanlandingham, Spartan, Tenn., and Jessie Ervin (Vera) Hutchison, Cloverdale, sister Marguerite Plunkett, Crawfordsville, grandchildren Rick (Linda) Jeffries, Kent (Debbi) Jeffries, Debbie (James) Zimmerman, Brent Jeffries, Jon (Cindy) Jeffries, Miranda Jeffries, Bryan (Laura) Vanlandingham, Greg (Cathy) Vanlandingham, David Vanlandingham, Shelly (Michelle) Hutchison, Kim (Jeff) Ripple, Mark (Lori) Hutchison, Trey Hutchison, Lanette (Gary) Collier, Doug (Lori) Hutchison, Karen (Brad) Jellison, and Rodney (Leslie) Hutchison, 39 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sisters Irene Allen and Ruby Rush, brother Leonard Petty, son Chester W. Hutchison Jr., granddaughter Konya McGaughey, and son-in-law Tony Jeffries.
Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 28, at the Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be Saturday, March 27, 2010, from 4-8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Elmdale, Ind.
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