Mary Lou Hutchinson, 91, resident of Wheeling, WV, died Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Wheeling, Hospital.

She was born on February 1, 1927 in Wheeling, WV, daughter of the late Howard Joseph and Maria Welch Gruse.

Mary Lou was a retired preschool aide at Woodsdale Elementary, and was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church. She was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy, a member of the Women’s Club of Wheeling, Oglebay Garden Club, and the WV Education Association. She volunteered many years at the Oglebay Mansion Museum.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Howard “Hutch” Hutchinson; 2 sisters, Norma Prask and Vivian Thomas.

Surviving is her son, Bradley N. Hutchinson (Joe Stone) of Bristol, VA; daughter, Pamela S. Hutchinson-Pessel (Bob) of Shawnee, KS; 1 granddaughter, Zoe Elizabeth Hutchinson of Bristol, VA; 1 sister, Shirley McCloskey of Wheeling, WV; 3 nephews, David Thomas (Vicki), Jeff Thomas (Mary Jane), and Tom Thomas (Brenda); 3 nieces, Michelle Thomas Nelson (Gary), Tekla Montleon (Chris), and Christina Reed (Tim); several great-nieces and great-nephews.

There will be no visitation. Service and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church at a later date.

Arrangements by Kepner Funeral Home, 900 National Road, Wheeling, WV, 26003 (304-232-2732).

Memorial contributions can be made to Oglebay Institute, 1329 National Road, Wheeling, WV, 26003.

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