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Alice P. Hutchins

Feb 23, 2010

Alice P. Hutchins, 86, formerly of Pennsdale, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 in Danville.

Born Oct. 11, 1923 in Falls, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Lucy Reed Purdy. Her husband of 58 years, Willard G. Hutchins, preceded her in death on April 3, 2008.

Alice was a graduate of the Mill City High School, Class of 1941. She was also a graduate of Mansfield University, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a graduate of Bloomsburg University, where she received a Master’s degree.

Alice was employed at several area schools, including Dallas, Montgomery and retired from the Muncy School District with over 30 years of dedicated teaching. In addition to her love for teaching, Alice also enjoyed traveling.

Surviving are a daughter, Alice A. Hutchins of Danville; a son, Barry C. Hutchins of Eagles Mere; a brother, Carl Purdy of Falls; a granddaughter, Alana Gresh; and a great-granddaughter, Addison Gresh.

In addition to her parents and husband, Alice was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert Purdy and George “Sonny” Purdy.

Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Monday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with Pastor Shawn McNett officiating. Burial followed in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.