Doris Hutchinson, 99, of Creston, formerly of Diagonal, died Sunday, June 2, 2019.
Doris will be cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date in Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr. Memorials contributions may be directed to Care Initiatives Hospice.
Doris Maxine (Vanderflute) Hutchinson, daughter of Johnny and Clarissa Vanderflute, was born March 13, 1920, in Athens Township near Lamoni. Doris spent her early years on the farm in Decatur County. She graduated from Lamoni High School in 1938.
On Dec. 18, 1938, she married Glen Hutchinson of Mount Ayr. They lived in Mount Ayr for several years and ran a restaurant business for four years. She was also in business with her parents driving semis for Swift Packing Company in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1955, they moved to Miami, Florida, for four years, where she worked as a hostess for Howard Johnson’s. They returned to Iowa in 1959, and moved to Diagonal, where they owned and operated a grocery store for 20 years and retired in 1980. Her husband Glen died in 1988, and she started back to work for First State Bank of Diagonal and retired in May 2000.
Doris is survived by her daughter Joann (David) Rathe of Creston; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband Glen; sons, Eddie and Gene; and sisters, Opal and Lola.