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Place of Birth:
Ft. Worth, Texas
Place of Death:
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Jane Elizabeth Hutcheson

Jane Elizabeth Hutcheson, 83, passed away on March 21, 2013 in Tulsa. Jane was born May 14, 1929 to Cyrus James Hutcheson and Helen McCullough Hutcheson.

She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Art. Jane was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Upon returning to Tulsa she received her teaching certificate and continued her career as an Art Instructor at McClure Elementary School until her retirement.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and served as a docent for Gilcrease Museum.

Jane is survived by: her second cousin, Jeff Ryan of Wichita; former students and a host of good friends.

Service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church on Friday, April 5, at 10:00 a.m.

Condolences may be sent through the guest book on this page.

Service Information

Time: 5-Apr-2013 10:00AM
Location: Trinity Episcopal Church


We offer our deepest sympathies on the loss of Jane Elizabeth Hutcheson. Please offer a favorite memory of Jane on this memorial to share more of her life experiences with family and friends.
Jamil Shoemaker Gotcher
Ms. Hutcheson was a wonderful art teacher. I still paint to this very day and my daughter just started painting and won 1st place at the Tulsa State Fair for her very first acrylic portrait painting. I want to thank Ms. Hutcheson who taught me so much about art, I never forgot how to mix any color of paint I needed from the primary colors of red, yellow and blue. And with the colors of black and white. You can make any color from those colors. Because of her teaching skills and also Dennis Rutledge who taught Art at Tulsa Memorial high school in the early 80's for being some of my most loved teachers. I'm glad she lived a long life, I would have loved to have seen her again since I have returned to Tulsa. Just want to leave a message so that her family will see how she was loved and remembered. Jane's art teachings live on through our children and someday theirs. Thank you so much Jane.
Dana Price Lazenby
Mrs. Hutcheson was my art teacher at McClure Elementary in the 70's. it was one of my favorite classes. I loved her voice, her class and everything she taught us!!!! I really believed I was an artist (although I'm not!). I remember most of all the projects we did and my Mothe saved most. I have to admit they're pretty cool because Mrs. Hutcheson gave us different methods to use. Never 'standard' coloring. We layered, scraped, shadowed, foiled etc.... Thank you for being a wonderful and memorable teacher.
Deborah Burke
Miss Hutcheson was my art teacher at McClure Elementary in the 70's. I loved her art class, I remember this one project where we took glass jars and stacked them together with paper mache then decorated them with paint. I gave that to my grandmother and she kept it forever.
Joan Thomas
Jane was a wonderful friend who will be greatly missed. I was so lucky to get to know her when we were both at Gilcrease. She was gracious, kind, funny and someone who you were happy to know. I will miss our conversations. May the Lord bless and keep her in His care.
Anne Scharlach
Jane had such a gracious and kind personality, and also a good sense of humor. She was my godmother, and a dear friend to my mother (Kitty Scharlach) for over 50 years, even though they lived in different states for much of that time. She had a wonderful spirit; I can understand why her former students have such good memories of her. She will be missed and remembered fondly by many.
Linda Coxsey Sylvester
I attended McClure in the 70's and remember what a wonderful teacher Ms. Hutcheson was. Every Valentine's Day I would remember how we decorated white lunch paper bags with hearts and put our Valentines in the bags. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Monica (Gilligan) Hughes
I attended McClure Elementary school for 4th grade through 6th grade. (1977-79)Mrs Hutcheson was my art teacher. Almost immediately Mrs Hutcheson recognized I had some unexplored talent and immediately began to urge me to focus on producing works. In 4th grade she sent a drawing I had done of the fair to exhibit at Gilcrease Museum for a Tulsa Public Schools show. I was SO excited! I remember going to see it hanging on the wall at the museum. Mrs Hutcheson continued to encourage me and she always made me feel special. In 6th grade, Mrs Hutcheson sent one of my works, this time a tissue paper collage, to a display in Oklahoma City. I still have the beautifully handwritten note she sent home to my father telling him about it. The last line says, "I'm very proud of her." Her devotion to me, and probably many of her other students, had a lasting impact that rippled forward. Of course I left McClure and went off to Jr High, then High School and eventually OSU. I majored in Studio Art. Mrs Hutcheson was the first t