Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church in Marshall on Monday, Dec. 3, 2013, at 10:30a.m. The family will greet friends on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 2, from 2:30 until 4 p.m. at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.
Hattie Eileen Shinn was born Jan. 8, 1917, in St Francois County, near Farmington to Edmund D. Shinn and Frances Mary Brown Shinn. She attended the country school near their home and Alton High School in Alton, Ill. Following work as a shirt maker in Farmington, she married Charles E. Hughes in 1939, who preceded her in death in 1941 of cancer. Hattie was a pioneer at the time, establishing a dress making shop in Farmington with a friend. She owned the store until her marriage in 1942 to Trooper Willis W. (Pete) Hutcherson, Missouri State Highway Patrol. In 1943, Pete resigned from the Highway Patrol and they moved to his farm near Shackelford. Both centered the rest of their life on the farm and family.
Hattie was a talented seamstress and imaginative cook and enjoyed entertaining musically as a pianist. In addition, she had an unusual gift for mathematics, which she put to use handling farm book keeping and tax returns. One of the things that gave her the most enjoyment was learning to invest in the stock market and succeeding in "playing" the market regularly until very recent years.
Hattie and Pete retired from active farming in 1968 and moved to Marshall, although they both still ran the business and visited the farm nearly daily. She was a life-long Baptist, since her baptism at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church east of Farmington to her transfer of membership to First Baptist Church in Marshall. In addition to her Sunday School class and other church activities, she was a member of the Shackelford Bridge Club and the Sorosis Club of Federated Community Clubs. She actively supported her children in education and music activities at Shackelford School and Marshall High School and enjoyed supporting local music activities.
Hattie and Pete were married 55 years until his death in 1997. Certainly those were the happiest years of her life, and life was not the same again after her partner was gone. She did continue an active life for some time including serving as the first managing general partner of Hutcherson Farms, L.P. Hattie was the fourth of five children, Hermann Shinn, Alfred Shinn, Edith McGuire and Ruby Ward, who all preceded her in death. Pete and Hattie were wonderful parents, by word and example, of two children who survive: the Rev. Robert Hutcherson and his wife, the Rev. Anne, of Kansas City and Marshall and Linda Simmons and her husband, John, of Marshall. There are three grandchildren: Colonel Kimberly Ullmann, USAF (Ret.) and her husband, Colonel Jeff, of Okinawa, Japan; Michael J. Hutcherson of Isleboro, Maine; and D. Scott Simmons and his wife, Alysen, of Kansas City. Hattie is great-grandmother to Lillian E. Ullmann. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Marshall First Baptist Church or Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra.
Hattie Hutcherson had many years to impact many lives and her contributions born of that special mix of faithfulness, talent, intelligence and love are countless. She was loved and respected and will be missed. "Rest Eternal grant unto her, O Lord; and let Light Perpetual shine upon her."
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