Velma Maxine (Shockley) Hutchison, of Richland, WA departed this life and went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2011 at the age of 80 years, 8 months and 7 days, at the Richland Rehab. Center in Richland, Washington. She was one of two children of Raymond H. Shockley and Maudie G. (Adkins) Shockley and Granddaughter of Benjamin McCulloch and Cordelia (Armer) Adkins. Velma was born July 10, 1930, in Bland, MO. She attended Grade School and 3 years of High School at Bland, MO then 1 year of High School at Belle, MO High School where she graduated in May 1948.
Mrs. Hutchison was united in marriage to Leonard Buel Hutchison, son of Francis Tony and Georgia (Bishop) Hutchison, August 14, 1948. He survives at the home. To this union two children were born; Steven Lynn and Elaine Kay Hutchison.
Velma was preceded in death by her Father, January 2,1996 and her Mother, November 21, 2001.
Those left to mourn the passing of Mrs. Hutchison are her Husband Leonard Buel, one son, Steven Lynn and his wife, Billie Marie (Isaacs) Hutchison of Kennewick, WA, and one daughter Elaine Kay of Seattle, WA, two Grandchildren Tyson M. Hutchison and Heather Coleman of Richland and Aaron P. Hutchison and wife, Amber and one Great Grandaughter, Renee Aaron Hutchison and one Great Step Grandson Johnathon Hazen of La Grande, OR. One Sister, Norma June (Kinkead) Faus of St. Louis, MO. also numerous Nieces and Nephews.
Velma accepted Christ and was baptized in the Church of Christ at an early age and maintained her belief and faith throughout her lifetime and has kept that faith which was strengthened by the upbringing and teachings of her family. She was always grateful for her good Christian parents and the upbringing they gave her. She had a kind and loving Mother who taught her kindness, friendliness and good will toward all. She was especially thankful for her Father whose quiet, gentle manner brought kindness, comfort, strength and guidance to her. He was a highly respected individual and was known for his honesty, fairness and integrity. Velma patterned her life in similar fashion
Velma's professional career was in Banking, where she worked as a Bank Teller and Officer in Illinois and Washington where her utmost desire was to serve and help customers with their problems and needs.
She was a devoted housewife and homemaker who liked nothing better than to be with family. She loved flowers and things of beauty as evidenced by her smiling face. Her friendship and encouragement was evident with neighbors, churches, in workplaces and in the many places she lived and worked. Her attitude was always positive and even if things were not going well, she would point out the good things. Many fond memories will remain in the hearts of the family, who thru the many years, grew to appreciate her concern, devotion and, love for the family.
Services will be held Saturday, April 23, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at the Sassmann's Chapel in Belle, Mo. Interment will be in the Union Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sassmann's Funeral Service.