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Ethel R. (Rexford) Hutt

September 2, 2017
Westfield Republican

Ethel R. (Rexford) Hutt, age 89, of Westfield, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 at Absolut Care of Westfield.

Ethel was born on Sept. 10, 1927 in Westfield, the daughter of the late Ernest and Mabel (Woodin) Rexford Sr.

A Westfield area resident all her life, Ethel had resided on the Westfield Sherman Road for many years and was a representative for Watkins Products. She had also been a caregiver for several area families and had also worked for Chautauqua Opportunities. She volunteered many hours at the former Westfield Heath Care Center, the former Waters of Westfield and the current Absolut Care of Westfield. She also volunteered at the Westfield YWCA, serving meals to the senior citizens. Ethel was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Westfield, where she also volunteered countless hours to church activities. However, her main love was for her family, her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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Ethel R. (Rexford) Hutt

She is survived by her one daughter, Ruth A. Stratton of Westfield, and her two sons, Raymond Flagg of Jamestown and Stephan "Steve" Flagg of Jamestown. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Melissa A. McDonald of Georgia, Christina (Jerry) Ruch of Westfield, Dianna L. McDonald of Kansas, and Danielle Flagg of South Dayton. Ten great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren also survive.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Winfred Flagg, who died in 1972, her second husband, William Hutt, who died in 2001 and by her four brothers, George, Ray, Russell and Ernest Rexford.

Funeral services were held at the Mason Funeral Home in Westfield on Saturday, Aug. 19 with Rev. Molly Golando officiating. Burial was in Westfield Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The First United Methodist Church of Westfield, 101 East Main St., Westfield, NY 14787.

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