Mary Elizabeth (Purple) (Hutson) Conrad, 86, of Covington, went to her heavenly home at her daughter’s residence 6:00 am Monday June 21, 2010.
She was born February 22, 1924 in Covington the daughter of Elmer C. & Virgie L (Keller) Purple. They have preceded her in death.
Mary married Oliver “Kenny” Hutson March 13 1943, he preceded her in death Nov.8, 1982. They were blessed with six children, all are surviving. Three sons, Kenneth (friend, Alice Ruffino) Hutson, Danville; Dohn (Jamie) Hutson, Covington; Danny (Judy) Hutson, Covington; three daughters, Sharon (Harlan) Martin, Danville; Linda (Larry) Barfell, Covington; Susie (Sonny) Keller, Covington.
She married Virgil Conrad April 26, 1990. He preceded her in death September 5, 1997 and she is survived by five stepchildren from this marriage, Brenda Craft, Jack Conrad, David Conrad, Mike Conrad, and Missy Reynolds.
Surviving family also include sisters, Floy Taylor and Ruby (Bob) Crews, both of Bloomington, IN; thirteen grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren, and several step grandchildren. She is also survived by many close friends and a special friend Jim Flick.
She is preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Mary graduated from Covington High School in 1942. Previous employments included Tee Pak and Bohn Aluminum in Danville,IL. She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Covington, American Legion Auxiliary in Cayuga, VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Covington where she served as the Poppy Chairman and sold poppys for many years. She was also a member of the Red Hat Ladies Society.
She dearly loved her grandchildren and cherished the time she had with them. She was also an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed hummingbirds and flowers.
Funeral service will be 3:00 pm Thursday June 24, 2010 at the First Church of Christ in Covington with Bill Cook officiating. Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 pm Wednesday June 23, 2010 at First Church of Christ in Covington. Interment at Bend Cemetery, Covington. Memorial contributions may be given to Serenity Hospice and American Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Dickerson Funeral Home, Veedersburg. Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com