Dallas Jane Hutchison, 57, of Hays, Kansas, and former Paradise, Kansas resident, died on Saturday, November 02, 2013, at the Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell, Kansas.
Dallas Jane was born on March 15, 1956 in Russell, Kansas, the daughter of Jack L. and Ruth Jean (Caprez) Hutchison. She grew up in the Paradise and Russell county area and graduated from Paradise High School in the class of 1974. She worked in the student fiscal services department at Ft. Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, for almost 20 years. She was a member of the Hays Order of The Eastern Star, Rainbow Girls, Christian Women’s After 5 Club and various bible study groups. She was a passionate fan of the University of Kansas Basketball program. She also enjoyed watching sports, collected clowns, had a knife and sword collection, hunted with her father when she was younger and enjoyed helping and taking care of her mother. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her many nephews and niece.
Surviving family include her mother Ruth Hutchison of Paradise, Kansas, brother John Ray “J.R.” Hutchison and wife Tammy of Quinter, Kansas, sister Judith Tomei and husband Michael of Lawrence, Kansas, and sister Jill Kerr and husband Richard of Paradise, nephews and niece, Jeremiah Kerr of San Francisco, Jade Kerr, wife Michelle and family of Topeka, Jarin Kerr of Fort Stewart, GA, Adam Hutchison of Topeka, Heath Hutchison and wife Amber of Park, Nicholas Tomei of Lawrence, Patrick Tomei of Jinhua City, Peoples Republic of China, and Christopher Tomei of Lawrence. She was preceded in death by her father.
A memorial service to celebrate Dallas Jane’s life will be held at 11 A.M. on Thursday, November 07, 2013, at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell with Pastor Sharon Thomas officiating. An Order of the Eastern Star service will also be performed by the Hays Chapter #228 O.E.S. at the mortuary the day of the service. Cremation has been selected by the family and has preceded services. A private family burial of the cremains will take place immediately following the chapel service at the mortuary. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Wednesday, November 06, 2013, at the mortuary with the family present to greet guests from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. Wednesday evening. Memorials may be given to the Order of the Eastern Star of Hays or Christian Womens After 5 Club of Hays and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.