News From Terre Haute, Indiana

April 18, 2013

Roberta ‘Birdie’ J. (Wetnight) Hutchison


BRAZIL — BRAZIL — Roberta "Birdie" J. (Wetnight) Hutchison, 58, of Terre Haute, and formerly of Brazil, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at her home. Birdie was born on Dec. 19, 1954, the daughter of the late Robert and Rose (Eldridge) Wetnight. Birdie was a graduate of Brazil High School. Birdies greatest pride was her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed the outdoors, animals, jig saw puzzles, white buffalos, and Indians.

Birdie was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Charlotte M. Bruer.

She is survived by her daughters, Brandy Grantham and husband Robert, Aleska Hutchison and Tony, and Sheba Hutchison; son, Sammy Hutchison; stepchildren, Scott Hutchison, and Jenny Whitaker; 26 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Jack Wetnight and wife Betty; sister, Paulette (Wetnight) Jaffe and Tony; special friend, Mike Edwards; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Service will be Friday, April 19, 2013, at 1 p.m. at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave., in Brazil, with Rick Wetnight officiating. Burial will follow in Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, April 19, 2013, from 11 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family in Birdie’s honor, PO Box 1, Brazil, IN 47834. To light a candle in her honor visit: