JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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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 
nephews. 

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
Source: Register-News
Submitted by; Robert W. Loman * rwlmn@aol.com
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