"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith". 2 Timothy 4:7
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 our father Frank Weaver Hutton 92, of Clearfield crossed the finish line of the race set before him at Colonial Courtyard, Clearfield.
He was born on February 23, 1928 in Mahaffey, a son of the late Jesse and Ruth (Weaver) Hutton.
Dad graduated from Cherry Tree High School in 1945. At the urging of our mother at the age of 35 with five children(there would later be one more) he went on to receive his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Frank was a reading specialist for 20 years, first at Harmony and then at Clearfield schools. Although He was a teacher by profession, his lifelong passion was pointing others to his Savior . He was a dedicated disciple of Christ spending countless hours in prayer for his family and friends and in Bible study.
He attended The Alliance Church in Clearfield. Throughout his life he had been involved in various men's prayer breakfasts, led Bible studies and occasionally filled pulpits as a lay minister.He was also involved with the Yoke Fellow Prison Ministry for many years. Our home was always open and mom served graciously alongside Dad providing meals and hospitality many times with little or no advance warning.
Dad lived each day with eternity's values in view. You couldn't be in his presence more than a few minutes without knowing He cared very deeply whether you knew The Lord and were prepared to meet Him. Although his directness could tend to make people feel uncomfortable, I'm sure there are souls in heaven today because their paths crossed with his.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen (Lambie) Hutton; a son, David Hutton and wife Robin of Mahaffey; five daughters, Patricia Wallace and husband Bill of Frenchville, Kelly McDonald and husband Thomas of Clearfield, Heather Kelly and husband Alan of Frenchville, Stacy and husband Jack Stanley of Nevada, and Heidi Myers and husband Daniel of Erie; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruth Ann Atkinson, and Sally Hayden.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Hutton.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will follow in the Mount Zion Cemetery, Mahaffey.
Beardsley Funeral Home and Crematory, Clearfield is in charge of the arrangements.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Clearfield Alliance Christian School Booster Club, 56 Alliance Rd, Clearfield, PA 16830; or Mahaffey Camp & Conference Center, 1559 Mahaffey Grampian Hwy, Mahaffey, PA 15757.
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