Name:   Amy Viola (Garrison) Hutchcraft

From:  The Times, McLeansboro, Illinois
Date:  February 20, 1920

Amy Viola Hutchcraft , daughter of James and Lumira (Williamson) Garrison  was born near Garrison, Il  May 14, 1876, and was of a family of seven children as follows:  Mrs. Estella Perry of Garrison, Il, Iona, who died at  the age of 13 years, Nolan, of Clinton, Iowa, Arnold of East St. Louis, Mrs. Alma Peer of Harvey, Il, and Ella, who died at the age of three years.

November 15, 1897 she was united in marriage to John Hutchcraft who still survives her and who did all he could to restore her to health.  To this union four children were born, Clarence E., Clyde R., Rachel M., and John Dale Hutchcraft, all living.

About eight years ago she professed faith in Christ and later united with the Baptist church at Ellis Mound, where she remained a consistent member until death.

About three years ago she began failing in health and after seeking relief in different sanitariums, denying herself the privilege of being with her family that she loved so well.  She passed away at Mt. St. Rose Sanitarium, St. Louis, Mo.  February 12, 1920, aged 44 years, 8 months, and 28 days.

Having lived almost her whole life near the place where she was born, she is well known, loved and respected.  As a Christian she was consistent.  As a companion she was one of the best, willing to share in all the responsibilities, always cheerful and kind.  As devoted to her husband and family as one could be.

As a mother she was ideal doing all that a mother could do to raise her children rightly, to see that they were comfortable, so long as she was able and her desire was to get well so as to be their companion she felt she had a better chance to get well and enjoyed this privilege by remaining in the hospital. However, when she realized the end had come she was willing to go and - 
                   Fell asleep in Jesus
                   Precious sleep,
                   From which none ever
                   Wake to weep.

Funeral services were conducted at the home of her sister, Mr. and Mrs. Hulbert Perry, where she was born and spent her early days, February 15, 1920. by Elder W.A. Mayberry.  Interment at the Garrison cemetery.