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Charles R. “Bob” Hutchison

Charles R. “Bob” Hutchison, 84, of Mt. Vernon died 5:48 p.m. 
Feb. 25, 2005, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. 

He was born Aug. 27, 1920, to Charles A. and Ina (Palmer) Hutchison 
in Mt. Vernon. On March 23, 1946, he married Ada Virginia Green in 
Mt. Vernon; she survives.

He was retired from the U.S. Air Force, having served his country during
 the World War II, Korea and Vietnam eras. He was also retired from the 
Mt. Vernon Register-News, where he was an advertising agent for many years. 

He was a member of Central Christian Church for 73 years. He belonged to 
the Jefferson County Shrine Club; Mason AF & AM Lodge 31; Scottish Rite 
of Freemasonry, attaining 32 degree; Ainad Shriners of East St. Louis; 
American Legion Post 141 of Mt. Vernon; and Veterans of Foreign Wars 
Post 1376, also of Mt. Vernon. 

Survivors include his wife, Virginia; two sons, David Hutchison and wife 
Carol of Mt. Vernon and Gary Hutchison and wife Helen of Valparaiso, Fla.; 
four grandchildren, Cari Shepard of Mt. Vernon, Lindsay Schroer and husband 
Nathan of Evansville, Ind.; Mark Hutchison of Valparaiso, Fla., and 
Sarah Hutchison of Oviedo, Fla.; a great-granddaughter, Madison Shepard; 
and many nieces and nephews and other family members. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ruth Schmaljohn. 

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 1 at Oakwood 
Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, with Howard Kraps and Randy Sells officiating. 
Graveside military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 141.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. 
For those wishing, memorials may be made to Central Christian Church and 
will be accepted at Newell Funeral Home, where you may call 246-0100 for 
further information.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

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