December 13, 1926 - March 30, 2021
Marcelene K. Sechrist Hutchings, 94, of Indianapolis, passed away March 30, 2021. She was born December 13, 1926 to the late Charles R. and Ruth E. Killion. Marci was a graduate of Thomas Carr Howe High School. She was the Editor and Advertising Director for the Lawrence Journal for 13 years. After she and her husband Gene sold the Journal, Marci was the Director of The Lawrence Bureau of Motor Vehicles for 16 years. She was a longtime member of Episcopal Church of the Nativity. Marci had a zest for life and loved all of her 94 years. Her greatest love was for her family. She was always thrilled to attend any family gathering. Her family will greatly miss her. Marci loved retelling stories of the “old days” of the Depression, WWII, and the many houses she lived in as a girl with her parents and grandparents, recalling the exact address of each. She raised three boys, of which she was enormously proud and her boys feel likewise. She was adamant, even after a divorce, that they would all attend college. With many years of working and borrowing to pay tuition bills, her dream was realized. She loved her many dogs over her lifetime, and was blessed to know before her passing that her beloved dog, Sugar, would be adopted by her dear friend, Jan. Public visitation will be Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel, 9900 Allisonville Road. Due to COVID, funeral services will be private at Church of the Nativity, 7300 Lantern Road. Marci is survived by her sons, Michael C. Sechrist (Keeter) and Kenneth A. Sechrist (Pamela); grandchildren, Abbe Bedel, Nathaniel Sechrist, Eric Sechrist, Brooke Miranda, Tori Sechrist and Matthew Sechrist; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert M. Sechrist; second husband, Eugene R. Hutchings; son, David R. Sechrist; and sister, Judith K. Rupich. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Indianapolis Humane Society and/or Folds of Honor. Online condolences may be made at www.shirleybrothers.com.
Marcelene K. Sechrist Hutchings, 94, of Indianapolis, passed away March 30, 2021. She was born December 13, 1926 to the late Charles R. and Ruth E. Killion. Marci was a graduate of Thomas Carr Howe High School. She was the Editor and Advertising... View Obituary & Service Information
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