Martha Jean Hutson
- June 13, 1932 - February 13, 2010
- Wheaton, Illinois
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Martha Jean Hankinson Hutson (Myja), of Wheaton, passed from this world to a better one on February 13, 2010. She was born June 13, 1932 in Columbus, OH, to Dr. Dorence Orlando and Eloise Mantle Livingston Hankinson. Myja is survived by her husband of 54 years, Frederick Lowrie Hutson. Fred and Myja spent the early years of their marriage living in Marietta, OH. The couple also lived in Louisville, KY, Nashville, TN, and Charlotte, NC. Fred and Martha lived Charlotte for 25 years. Myja will be missed by her many friends in the Charlotte area. Myja and Fred moved to Wheaton in 1995 to be near their daughter and grandchildren. In addition to her husband Fred, Myja leaves her daughter Lynne Ellen Hutson Danekas, her husband Steve, and grandchildren, Dillon, Colter, Gibson, and Callie, all of Wheaton; her sister, Mary Ellen Hankinson Crimmel, her husband Larry, of Columbus, OH; her nephew, Orlando Burt Crimmel, his wife Leesa, and their children Madigan, Rylee, Mary Kate, and Donnelee, all of Powell, OH; and her niece, Marlynne Jean Crimmel Gresock, her husband Steve, and their two boys, Chase and Carson, also of Powell, OH. When God made mothers, He used Myja as the mold. She was patient, kind, generous, and an accomplished baker of desserts, especially her famous chocolate cake and family birthday cakes. In 1954, Myja graduated from Otterbein College with a degree in Elementary Education. She spent her early career as an elementary and preschool teacher and program director. Myja was an artist, and enjoyed music, specifically listening to and playing the piano. Myja never had an unkind word for anyone. She lived her life according to the Golden Rule, and placed the needs of others before her own. Most recently, she visited the Morton Arboretum regularly, sharing picnics with Fred. Myja loved nature and watching the wildlife, especially the birds visiting the pond in her backyard. A Memorial Service is planned for February 27 at 1:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton, 715 N. Carlton Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187, to remember and celebrate Myja, child of God. The celebration of her wonderful life will continue with a reception at the church following her Memorial Service.. Memorials can be made to First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton, the Morton Arboretum 4100 Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532, or the charity of your choice. Guestbook messages may be sent to the family at www.williams-kampp.com.