ELKHART — Arlene Lehman Hutton, 89, of Elkhart, passed away Saturday, April 5, at Emeritus Eastlake Terrace.
She was born July 19, 1924, in Eureka, Ill., to Edward and Emma (Haag) Lehman.
She married Earl O. Hutton on Feb. 5, 1924, in Indianapolis. He died June 20, 1985.
Surviving are two daughters, Sandra (Alan) Hutton-Thomas of Lawrenceburg, Ky. and Denise Cox of Tampa, Fla.; five grandchildren, Timothy Lee, Deanne Sherman, Charlotte Hollon, Tracy Branham and Cody Cox; eight great-grandchildren; and brother Clifford (Maryellen) Lehman and sister Edwardine Goranson, both of Eureka, Ill.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, one sister and special friend Mike Bailey.
Arlene was an accountant for 25 years for Ernst and Ernst in Indianapolis, worked for the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce and then worked 19 years for Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
She attended the nursery at Presbyterian Church in Edwardsburg, Mich., and volunteered at the Elkhart Jazz Festival. She won the St. Louis City Golf Tournament in 1951. She had a pilot’s license and her favorite plane to fly was a Cessna 185. At 69 years of age, Arlene earned her law degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Visitation for Arlene will be from 4 to until the 7 p.m. service Tuesday, April 8, at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, Elkhart. Barbara Wirt, C.R.E., will officiate. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in Glendale Cemetery, Washington, Ill.
Memorials may be given to Center for Hospice Care or United Cancer Services of Elkhart County. Online condolences may be sent to www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com.