Mrs. Hufstetler was born in Elbert County on September 18, 1924, daughter of the late John Shannon Owen, Sr. and Iva Druecilla McGee Owen. She was a graduate of Reinhardt College and worked as a teacher at Rock Branch Elementary School. She was a homemaker, was a seamstress having worked at Elberton Manufacturing Company, and later in life was a substitute teacher for Elbert County School System. She was a member of Francis Asbury United Methodist Church and was an avid quilter, gardener, and piano player.
Left to cherish her memories are her children and their spouses: Janel Thomas of Pomaria, SC, Sarah and Will Schuler of Blackshear, Mary Guest of Elberton, and John and Lynn Hufstetler of Elberton; daughter-in-law, Kay Hufstetler of Elberton; brother, John S., Jr. and Lula Bell Owen of Elberton; twelve grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addiiton to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her son, Robert Hufstetler; sons-in-law: Wayne “PeeWee” Guest and Olin Thomas; and siblings: Geneva Blum and George Earl Owen.
Memorial services celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, March 18, at 2 o’clock in the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with Mr. Roy Pritchard, Jr. officiating. Inurnment will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends at Berry Funeral Home beginning at 1 o’clock on Saturday prior to the service.
Flowers are accepted. Those wishing may send contributions in Mrs. Hufstetler’s memory to Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, 1016 Ruckersville Road, Elberton, GA 30635.
Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.berryfh.com.
Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Ima Nell Owen Hufstetler.