Barbara Hutcheson, 85

Barbara Hutcheson, 85, of Waterloo, IA, passed away Monday, October 8, 2018, at Westbrook Acres Nursing Home in Gladbrook, IA. A Celebration of Life Gathering and Luncheon will be 11:30 a.m., Friday, October 12, 2018, at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown, IA. Arrangements are entrusted to Anderson Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be sent to

Barbara was born on February 14, 1933, to Arthur Mabison and Mary Jane (Ruddock) Russom in Mechanicville, NY. She earned her High School degree from Mechanicville High School. On February 22, 1951, Barbara was united in marriage to Robert Lee Hutcheson in State Center, IA. To this union, six children were born: Alexa Lee, Suzanne Avon Gay, Robert Mark, Nancy Beth, Nolan Arthur and Jay Brett. Barbara worked as a receptionist at Covenant Medical Center and Allen Hospital in Waterloo. In her free time, she enjoyed cooking, baking and sewing, but her primary passion was taking care of and spending time with her family.

Barbara is survived by her children: Alexa Lee Hutcheson, of West Des Moines, IA, Suzanne (David) Seedorff, of Readlyn, IA, Nancy Beth Kubik, of Traer, IA, Nolan Arthur (Kelly) Hutcheson, of Garner, IA, and Jay Brett, of West Des Moines; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; her sister, Kathlyn Bussing from NY; and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Mabison and Mary Jane Russom; her husband, Robert Lee; a son, Robert Mark and nine siblings: Adelaine (Warren) Smith, Sarah (William) Horner, Ruth (William) Johnson, Frank (Jane) Russom, Robert (Edna) Russom, Arthur (Patricia) Russom, Daniel (Helen) Russom, Roger (Rita) Russom and Alexander (Doris) Russom.