Lilly Mae Hutson…April 19, 1921 – October 6, 2015

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Funeral service for Lilly Mae Hutson will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 12, 2015, at the Friends Church in Las Animas, Colorado, Pastor Diane Hutson will officiate. Interment will follow in the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery, Las Animas, Colorado.

Lilly Mae Hutson entered this life on April 19, 1921 to parents, Isaac and Ethel (Hutchins) Hartsell on the family’s homestead South of Las Animas, Colorado. She passed away on October 6, 2015, at the Bent County Health Care Center, also in Las Animas, Colorado.

Lilly Mae graduated from the McClave High School in 1940 and two years later, on January 18, 1942, she married J. Harvey Hutson, Jr. To this union, three children were born, son, David whom passed away at birth, and two daughters, Donna, and Diane. Lilly Mae worked as a supply clerk at the Fort Lyon Veteran’s Hospital until she retired in 1982 and was a lifetime member of the Friends Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Donna (Loren) Doyle of Rapid City, South Dakota and Diane Hutson of Las Animas, Colorado; grandson, David (Lisa) Doyle of Rapid City, South Dakota; great granddaughters, Madison Doyle of Songdo, South Korea and Macy Doyle of Rapid City, South Dakota; sisters-in-law, Doris Hartsell of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jean Hubbard of California, and Lulu Jean Schafer of Wichita, Kansas; brother-in-law, Norman Hutson of Colorado Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lilly Mae was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Ethel Hutchins; her husband, J. Harvey Hutson, Jr.; son, David Hutson; sisters, Elsie Smith, Della Cline, Vera Britton, Eldora West, and Fern Davis; and brothers, Lawrence “Buddy” Hartsell, Orville “Pete” Hartsell, and Earl Hartsell.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends Church in Las Animas, Colorado and/or the Bent County Health Center in care of Horber Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 431, Las Animas, Colorado, 81054.

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