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Obituary for Alma Hutton

Ponca City Now - February 10, 2018 11:57 am

Alma B. Hutton

(April 19, 1920 – February 9, 2018)

The angels came and escorted Alma Blanche Hutton to heaven on February 9, 2018, at the age of 97 years, 9 months, and 9 days.

Alma Hutton was born on April 19, 1920, to Fred and Blanche (Keith) Bacher. She grew up in Braman, Oklahoma, where she attended school. After graduation, Alma took nurse’s training at the Ponca City Hospital, where she received a diploma in nursing. Following graduation she began working at the old Blackwell Hospital. She also worked for a short time at the Ponca City Hospital.

She married Harold Raymond Hutton on December 6, 1941, the day before Pearl Harbor was bombed. When Harold was deployed as a medic in the Marines, she began working for Dr. L. H. Becker as a nurse in his clinic. After three years and Harold’s return from the Pacific in World War II, Alma became a homemaker caring for her family of five children.

When Harold became the owner of Hutton Drug, she worked as the bookkeeper for more than ten years until they retired from the pharmacy. Following retirement they enjoyed traveling, playing the occasional golf game, and playing pitch with their “pitch club.” Her pastime at home was working crossword puzzles and watching game shows, showing her knowledge as she competed with the television contestants. Her real passion in life was spending time with her children and grandchildren, as she had a great love and pride for her family.

Alma served as president of the Oklahoma Pharmaceutical Association Auxiliary from 1967-1968. She was a member of the First Christian Church and taught Sunday School in her younger years. She was also a lifetime member of the Top of Oklahoma Historical Society and the Blackwell Regional Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by her five children, Harold Hutton and wife Carol of Norman, Danny Hutton and wife Glenda of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Dennis Hutton and wife Becky of Blackwell, Eddie Hutton and wife Kathy of Edmond, and Betty Laughlin and husband Larry of Blackwell; eleven grandchildren; and twenty-one great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and two sisters, Perdita Ebert and Helen Cooper.

Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 17th in the First Christian Church in Blackwell with Rev. Jeff Koch officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackwell Cemetery.

Casketbearers will be Patrick Hutton, Eric Hutton, Aaron Hutton, Nicholas Hutton, Alex Hutton and Henry “Butch” Zaborowski.

A memorial has been established in her honor with Hospice of North Central Oklahoma in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631.