Jearlean Hutchens, age 76, of Pierceton, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, at 12:02 p.m. in Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

Jearlean was born on Dec. 20, 1945, in Prestonsburg, Ky., the daughter of Henry and Roxie Slone Shepherd. She was united in marriage to Hugh Hutchens in Wooster on Sept. 12, 1987, who preceded her March 14, 2021.

She has been a resident of the Kosciusko County area since 1952. Jearlean will be lovingly remembered by many friends and family.

In addition to her husband, Hugh, she was preceded in passing by  four brothers and three sisters.

Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26 at  McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27  at Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton, with Pastor Steve Newkirk officiating.

The family kindly request the memorial donations to Animal Welfare League Building Fund, 1048 S. 325 E., Pierceton, IN 46562.

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