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  Mary Irene (Hurst) Callahan Hutchinson, 94, of Pocahontas, Arkansas, formerly of Pontiac, Illinois entered into her eternal heavenly home on March 11, 2023.She was born on September 3, 1928, in Many Islands, Arkansas to Lewis Pickney Hurst and Minnie Mae Byrd.

  Family was most important to Mary, and she was very involved in family activities. She loved to bowl, play Bingo and go dancing.

  Mary loved to laugh, have a good time and always put others first. She was a loving wife, mother, granny, and friend. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

  She is survived by her two daughters Regenia Rakoczy (Walter) and Donna Frailey (Jim) both of Pocahontas, Arkansas; one son Chuck Callahan (Sharon) of Thayer, Missouri; eighteen grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren and one on the way; and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

  She is preceded in death by her parents; three husbands Jack Robinson; Edgar Callahan and Elmer Hutchinson; two sons Junior Dean Robinson and Lavon Callahan; two grandsons; three brothers John Hurst, Louis Hurst and Harold Hurst; four sisters Ethel Downs, Julie Justus, Zula Peterson and Lois Barrick.

  The family would like to thank the staff of Randolph County Nursing Home for the love and care they extended to Mary and her family during her time at the nursing home.

  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

  Mary’s family ask that you wear casual attire to the visitation and funeral. Thanks in advance.

  Funeral services for Mary Callahan Hutchinson, age 94, of Pocahontas, Arkansas, will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer. Visitation will be Wednesday March 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer, Missouri.

  Interment will be on Thursday, March 16, 2022, in Hurst Cemetery, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.


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