Ula Maxine (Wilson) Hutsell, daughter of the late Clyde Ervin and Ola Mae (Tate) Wilson, was born July 20, 1930, in Dawson, Missouri, and passed away July 8, 2019, at Autumn Oaks Caring Center in Mountain Grove, Missouri. She was 88 years, 11 months, and 19 days of age.
Ula married William Frances “Bill” Hutsell on March 24, 1948, in Springfield, Missouri. Five children were born to this union.
She was saved and baptized at a young age. She loved being a part of her church and spending time with her church family. After her health kept her from attending, she continued to read her Bible faithfully and enjoyed devotional books.
Ula retired after several years with the Brown Shoe Company. In her spare time she enjoyed going to horse shows and gardening with her husband. She also enjoyed trying new recipes and canning. One of her favorite pastimes was to play cards and games with her family and spend time with her grandkids and great-grandkids. After her husband passed away, she enjoyed making new friends at the senior center where she also learned to dance and play pool.
Besides her parents, Ula was preceded in death by Bill, her husband of 59 years, on September 20, 2007; one son, Stephen Dwayne Hutsell; and two daughters, Diane Kay Hutsell and Terrie Hutsell.
She is survived by one son, Rick Hutsell and wife Janet of Mountain Grove; one daughter, Regina Moore and husband Ronnie of Cabool, Missouri; one brother, Dale Keith Wilson and wife Frances of Navota, California; two sisters, Zelpha Boykin of Dawson and Zelda Brasier and husband Bill of Springfield, Missouri; sixteen grandchildren, Tina Stranghoner, Bob and Melinda Adamson, Michael and Renee’ Jestice, David and Nicole Hancock, Mike and SaDonna Williams, Anthony and Renee Kelly, Justin Hutsell, Timothy Kelly, Stephen Kelly, Eric and Eladia Moore; thirty-two great-grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends who will dearly miss her.
Visitation was held Thursday, July 11, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Friday, July 12, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., also at the funeral home, with Rev. Gary Fry officiating. Musical selections were “Farside Banks Of Jordan” and “Go Rest High On That Mountain.” Vocal selection was “I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy” sung by David Hancock. Cody Wilmeth, Aaron Stranghoner, Grant Selvey, Anthony Kelly, Justin Hutsell, and Timothy Kelly served as pallbearers. Buck Boykin, Cody Collins, Robert Adamson, and David Hancock served as honorary pallbearers. Burial was in Number One Cemetery, Huggins, Missouri, under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove. Memorial contributions may be made to Number One Cemetery in care of the funeral home.