Geraldine I. Hutchcraft
Geraldine I. Hutchcraft, 81, of Belle Rive died 10:40 a.m.
Feb. 10, 2005, at Jeffersonian Care Center in Mt. Vernon.
Prior to her retirement, she had worked as a nurse's aide
in several area nursing homes.
Mrs. Hutchcraft was born Nov. 8, 1923, in Mt. Vernon to John William
and Philomena (Miller) Ewald. She married Vern L. Hutchcraft June 6, 1945,
in Mt. Vernon; he died April 20, 1995.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home in
Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Merle Fullerton will officiate. Burial will follow
at Farnsworth Cemetery in Wayne County. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m.
Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Mrs. Hutchcraft is survived by a son, David R. Hutchcraft and wife Lois
of Wayne City; daughters Fern Thierry and husband Charles P. of Dahlgren,
Rose Frashier and husband Glenn of Maunie, Doris Schlag and husband the
Rev. David Schlag of Belle Rive and Donna C. Barttlett of Belle Rive; 14
grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters Apalonia Rawls and husband
Frank of Dahlgren and Erma Estella Ewald of Dahlgren; sisters-in-law Stella
Ewald of Dahlgren and Shirley Ewald of Dahlgren; and several nieces and
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Carol Ann
Fletcher; a grandson, Kenneth Hutchcraft; a granddaughter, Rachel VanHorn;
nine sisters; and four brothers.
Mrs. Hutchcraft was a member of Long Prairie Missionary Baptist Church.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Long Prairie Missionary
Baptist Church Food Pantry and will be accepted at the funeral home or may
be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where
you may call 242-3348 for obituary information at any time.
Date: 12 Feb 2005
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman