Shirley Jean (Finney) Hutton

April 4, 1930 ~ March 29, 2021 (age 90)


Shirley Jean Hutton, age 90, of Jackson passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Monday, March 29, 2021.

She was born April 4, 1930 in Chillicothe, Missouri the daughter of Clyde Glenwood and Margaret Mary Gall Finney.

She married Dr. Walter William Hutton May 24, 1952 in Kirksville, Missouri. He passed away July 31, 2003.

Shirley was a 1948 graduate of Linneus High School (class of eight people). She then attended Kirksville Teacher’s College for three years. In 1951 she moved to St. Louis and worked for the FBI office; 1952 she worked at the hospital in Moberly while Walter interned; 1953 she and Walter moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada before moving to Keytesville, Missouri in 1955; She and Walter moved to Jackson in 1956 and in 1957 she went to work for Corp of Engineers while the flood wall in Cape was being built; In 1964 she started 25 year career with the Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Services Agency, retiring in 1989.

Shirley was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. She was an active member of the church, serving with the church club, the youth group, the Sunday School Department, and wherever else a need would arise she could be counted upon.

She served as the former president of the PEO “DJ” chapter 2001-2003; Also was very involved with the GFWC and was a lifetime member of the Presbyterian Women’s group at the church.  

She is survived by those who loved her; Michael (Linda) Finney of New Hope, Minnesota; Susie (Doug) Buttery of Granby, Colorado (their daughter Jess); Kathy (Breck Tucker) Finney of Hannibal, Missouri (their children Brent Mehlenbacher and Danielle (Greg) Beck and their children Libby and Marley; Patrick (Dawn) Finney of Columbia, Missouri (their children Ian and Isolde); Eric (Martha) Venable, Jessica (Darin) Teague (their children Tucker and Carter), Isaac (Brook) Venable (their children Bode and Collins), all of Jackson.

In addition to her husband Walter of 51 years, Shirley was preceded in death by three sons, William Kirt Hutton, Scott Glenwood Hutton, and Evan Lee Hutton; and a brother and sister-in-law, Ronald Lovene (Margaret Ann) Finney.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 9-11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson.

Funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Karen Dumey officiating.

Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to First Presbyterian Church in Jackson.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on the TRIBUTES tab of Shirley’s personal obituary page at 

Arrangements are by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.        

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March 31, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church
206 E Washington St.
Jackson, MO 63755

Funeral Service
March 31, 2021

11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church
206 E Washington St.
Jackson, MO 63755

Interment following funeral service

Russell Heights Cemetery
435 S. Farmington
Jackson, MO 63755


First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Missouri
206 E Washington St, Jackson MO 63755
Tel: 1-573-243-4265

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