Jolynne Hutton, 78, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 3, 1939, in Hays to William Frederikson and Joan (Weeks) Frederikson. She was a graduate of Hays High School, achieved her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Kansas in Lawrence and her master’s degree in music from Wichita State University.

She taught orchestra in the Hays public schools for many years until her retirement. An accomplished musician, she participated in several citywide music programs and groups.  

Survivors include a daughter, Jill Bruntzel and husband, Jeffrey, Overland Park; two grandchildren, Jack Bruntzel and Josie Bruntzel, of the home; Christopher Hutton; and many friends and former students. 

A private graveside service will be in Valley View Cemetery, Garden City.

Memorials are suggested in the name of Jolynne Hutton to USD 489 Foundation for Educational Excellence to be used for scholarships for orchestra students in care of Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

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