Mary E. (Yochem) Hutchens, 96, of New Albany, Indiana passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, February 25, 2018. Mary was a 1939 graduate of Ladywood School in Indianapolis and was a long-time active member of Holy Family Catholic Church in New Albany where she enjoyed giving her time to many different ministries.
She was born on October 15, 1921 in New Albany to the late Jacob and Agnes (Christian) Yochem. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 75 years, Elwood E. Hutchens Sr.; sisters, Philomena Wayne and Helen Blessinger; brother, Joseph Yochem; and granddaughter, Kimberly Cooke.
Mary is survived by her sister, Rita Boehm; children, Judith Schroeder (Ralph "Rudy"), Alice "Carol" Crady (Jerry), Elwood "Woody" Hutchens Jr. (Elaine), Robert Hutchens (Sue), Phyllis Kaiser (Bob), Richard Hutchens (Debra), Beth Ann Luckett (Steve), Mary Denise "MD" Smith (Carl), Laura Schnell (Mike), Tom Hutchens (fiancé, Teresa Goodman) and Mark Hutchens; 35 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and best buddy, Mac.
Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, IN). A private family visitation will be held on Friday morning at the funeral home. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church (129 W. Daisy Lane, New Albany, IN) with burial to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerkentuckiana.com.
Published on February 26, 2018