Esther Louise Medlen Hutchings, 98, of Brandon Township died July 7, 2019.
Born in Blanchard, Michigan, she was the daughter of William C. and Gerda J. Anderson, and was pre-deceased by husbands Jesse Medlen and Vernon Hutchings, brother Oscar Anderson, and youngest son Justin Kirk Medlen. She is survived by her son, Jesse Daniel Medlen of San Francisco; daughters Sigrid Grace of Rochester Hills, Laura Whatley of Durham, North Carolina, Sylvia Medlen of Ortonville; grandchildren, Elizabeth Medlen, John Grace, and Margaret Grace and three great-grandchildren.
Esther was a loving wife, a beloved mother, and a devoted educator. A graduate of Central Michigan University, her career spanned decades; she taught children in the Howell, Pontiac, and Brandon Township school systems.
She was a member of the Seymour Lake United Methodist Church and was interred in the Seymour Lake Cemetery on July 9. A celebration of Esther’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME-ORTONVILLE.
Remembrances may be made to the Brandon Township Public Library or to the Edna Burton Senior Center in Ortonville. To send a condolence, go to www.villagefh.com