John William Hutchcraft Jr. ~ In Our Care ~ April 10, 2023

John William Hutchcraft Jr.

1941 ~ 2023

Union Star, Missouri…John W. Hutchcraft Jr., age 81, was born December 18, 1941 in Union Star, Missouri, the son of John Sr. and Imogene (Jackson) Hutchcraft and passed away April 10, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family.

John graduated from Union Star High School in 1960. He married Rose Marie Montgomery on May 7, 1982.

He retired from SWBell/AT&T. He was a member of PCG, NW Missouri Genealogy Society, and Dekalb County Historical Society.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, John Marshall Hutchcraft and sister, Carol Eddleman.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Rose of the home; daughters, Robyn (Michael) Ceglenski of Union Star, and Valerie Hutchcraft of Union Star; stepson, Joshua Rucker of Saint Joseph; grandchildren, Kayla and Austin Ceglenski; sisters, Barbara Cochran of Wichita, KS., Kathy Hoiland of Billings, MT, Debbie Couldry of Union Star, and Dawn Vargas of CA.; brother, Doug Hutchcraft of Springfield, MO.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be 11:15 am Sunday, April 16, 2023 at Union Star School Commons Area.  Visitation and Potluck Dinner will follow the service.  Private Burial at Union Star Cemetery under direction of Turner Family Funeral Home of Maysville.  Online Condolences:

8 Responses to “John William Hutchcraft Jr. ~ In Our Care ~ April 10, 2023”

  1. Cheryl L Knapp April 12, 2023 at 11:25 am #

    My deepest condolences to the Hutchcraft family during this difficult time. I will be praying you find peace and comfort in the arms of family and friends who love and support you.

  2. Marilyn Peterson April 12, 2023 at 2:48 pm #

    We are so sorry for the loss of John. He has been a true friend to us for years. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this
    difficult time.
    Sincerest Sympathies
    David and Marilyn Peterson

  3. Sandi Baker-Bressem April 13, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

    Rose I’d like to extend my condolences to you. I met you both through the NWMO Genealogy Society/Library and so privileged as to know you both these past years. You both were so knowledgeable and I always had a great time visiting with both of you. John taught me a lot and was such a kind, supportive man. It was always a joy to volunteer with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  4. Ron Goodman April 13, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

    Rose and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. John was one of my first friends when I moved to this area, and he was a big help to me.
    My Sympathy,
    Ron Goodman

  5. B.J. Montgomery April 13, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

    Gabriela and I are so sorry for your loss. John was a good man who was always willing to lend a hand and help out anyone in need.

  6. R. Nelson Richter April 14, 2023 at 6:24 pm #

    Peace and Love from these Old New Hampshire Mountains where the Spirit is strong among the clouds. The heavenly choir just gained another tenor!

    • Joyce Hodge May 10, 2023 at 2:13 am #

      Hello from Joyce Hodge – Topeka, Kansas. I was talking to Dean Barton a few minutes ago, and found out John had passed away. As rare as it might seem, I got connected to Dean Barton, while discussing John a few months ago. I will post something on this website – but wanted to reply to your posting. Gee, will my reply to you, also be posted? Oh well – I hope you are well – I am probably better than I should be?? Take care… of yourself and those mountains!!

  7. Joyce Hodge May 10, 2023 at 2:18 am #

    I was part of the 1960 graduating class of 15 – where John and I were part of that number. John would call me each year, prior to each reunion – to visit and find out if I would attend. The last 50 year reunion was 2010, where many in our very talented class performed. Dean Barton informed me a couple months ago, that John was getting worse, so I called John and visited with him.

    So, my love and condolences go out to Rose and the family.

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