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Barbara Hutchison 1946 - 2017
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Barbara Hutchison 1946 - 2017

GREAT BEND -- Barbara Hutchison, 70, died Dec. 18, 2017, at Hays Medical Center, Hays.

She was born Dec. 31, 1946, at Ellsworth, the daughter of James and Elva (Trapp) Ray. She married Melvin D. Rush Jan. 9, 1965, at Ellsworth. He died April 27, 1992. She then married John Hutchison Oct. 12, 1996, at Great Bend. A long-time Great Bend resident, Mrs. Hutchison was a teller at Security State Bank and Landmark Bank.
Mrs. Hutchison was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity Ladies Fellowship, and church prayer team. She enjoyed baking and collecting Precious Moments figurines.
Survivors include her husband, John Hutchison, of the home; two daughters, Donna Schloemer and her husband Damon of Tacoma, Wash., and Debbie Stoughton of Hutchinson; one brother, Stanley Ray and his wife Lori of Lyons; and three grandchildren, Deborah, Johnnie and Kaleb. She was preceded in death by one son, Steve Rush.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend with the Rev. Jon Brudvig officiating. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the family present from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 21, at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials have been established with the Trinity Lutheran Church Window Fund, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, Ks. 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 20, 2017