Lucreda A. “Crete” Hutton

Jan. 5, 1926 — Dec. 5, 2022

Lucreda A. “Crete” Hutton, 96, of Rochester, passed away at 4:59 a.m., Monday, Dec. 5 at Wynnfield Crossing.

She was born on Jan. 5, 1926, in Logansport, to the late Ralph and Clara (Leffert) Williams. Crete graduated from Logansport High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Butler University, a master’s degree from Purdue University and a PhD from Indiana University.  

On June 9, 1950, Crete married Dr. Charles E. “Chuck” Hutton in Logansport. He passed away on March 10, 2017. They enjoyed being together and shared many of the same interests, including traveling the world, water skiing and snow skiing as well as raising, showing, and judging llamas. They proudly founded the Boone County 4-H Llama Project. Crete taught spinning and weaving; starting a club that continues to this day.  

Crete was a beloved friend to many and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She will be deeply missed.  

Survivors include her son Dr. Charles R. “Randy” [Donna] Hutton of Winamac; daughter Lucinda A. “Cindy” [Dr. Gene] McElhinney of Vancouver, Washington; granddaughters: Katherine [Kenyon] Maynard and Dr. Elizabeth [Michael Almador] McElhinney; grandsons: Charles Aaron [Dr. Andrea] Hutton and Miles [Stephanie] McElhinney; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Preceded in death by parents: Ralph and Clara (Leffert) Williams; and husband Dr. Charles E. “Chuck” Hutton.

Visitation was from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. 

A scriptural wake service was held at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

A funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 9 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating.

Burial took place at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Logansport.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Boys Town of Nebraska or Pulaski Memorial Hospital.  

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac.  

(Pulaski County Journal — Dec. 14, 2022)

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