Idaho County Free Press
Thursday, October 4, 1945


John F. Hutchens, who passed away Monday, September 19, at Osburn Idaho at the age of 69 years, was born February 14, 1876, at Waitsburg, Wa., the son of Tyra and Sarah Daggett Hutchens.
Mr. Hutchens had spent most of his life on Camas Prairie and about six months ago moved with his family to Osburn near Wallace.
On November 21, 1905, he was married to Miss Mertie Chase at Grangeville.
He is survived by his widow; three sons, Roy Hutchens, Osburn, Idaho; Bryan Hutchens, Kennewick, Wa. and Francis with the Army in Europe; two daughters, Mrs. Otis King, Clarkston and Mrs. William Brown of Osburn; five brothers, Tyra Hutchens, Lewiston; George, Glenn, and Chester Hutchens of Dayton, Wa. and Bryan Hutchens of Grangeville; two sister, Mrs. Ed Thomas of Dayton Wa. and Stanley Potter of Stites. Funeral services were held from the Hancock Funeral Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. William E. Harris of the Christian Church officiating.
Music was furnished by Mrs. Pearl Campbell and Mrs. Esther Harris with Mrs. Eva Dufur at the organ. Pallbearers were John Asker, Harvey Orr, Clayton Gager, Martin Johnson, Melvin Johnson, and Charles Teft.

Submitted by Chris Cornett



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