O. Geraldine (Shelley) Hutsell

O. Geraldine (Shelley) Hutsell, daughter of the late Ernest Cleo Shelley and Ester Jane (Baney) Shelley, was born in Bendavis, Missouri, on August 31, 1937 and departed this life at Cox South Medical Center, Springfield, Missouri, on February 7, 2018. She was 80 years old.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Shelley and Ester Shelley, and five siblings, Grover Shelley, Freda Bond, Bill Shelley, Ben Shelley, and Larry Shelley.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Hutsell of Mountain Grove, Misssouri; her children, Kirk Lawson of Mountain Grove, Missouri, Janice Medved of Kansas City, Missouri, and Gary Lawson of Springfield; three step children, Michael Hutsell of Mountain Grove, Michele Hutsell of Springfield and Marianne Sanders of Springfield; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Geraldine was raised in the state of Washington, then returned to Missouri for the remainder of her life. She worked as an LPN in Washington and as a shoe factory worker in West Plains, Cabool and Mountain Grove, Missouri.

She married Donald Hutsell, May 19, 1979. You could always find them out at yard sales and she loved frequenting flea markets. Geraldine loved visiting with anyone she met and she never knew a stranger.

A graveside service will be held in the spring in Walla Walla, Washington.

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