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Margaret Ann Hughes

Margaret Ann (Nohe) Hughes, 83, of Greenwood, went to be with her blessed Savior on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.

Margaret was born Nov. 5, 1930, in Bloomington, to Mary Ellen (Meier) and Al Nohe.

Margaret met and married D.J. “Joe” Hughes on Aug. 7, 1951; and he preceded her in death May 7, 2013.

Survivors include a brother, Al (Jenna) Nohe of Bargersville; children, Patricia (Norm) Freese and Debra (Gene) Robbins, both of Greenwood, Mary (Mack) McKinney of Kirksville, Mo., Kenny (Angie) Hughes and Joe (Michele) Hughes, both of Franklin, and Tom (Jane) Hughes, Santa Ana, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and her devoted little dog, Jesse Mae.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Mary Alice Brown, Francis Ingram, Pauline Engle and infant Leona; and a brother, Leonard Nohe.

Margaret drove for Gateway and Johnson County Special Service Schools for several years. Along with her husband, they successfully built Elegant Pool and Patio, which is still owned and operated by son Joe Hughes.

In 1994, they moved back to Crawford County and built their retirement home. Margaret started working for the Visiting Nurse Service doing what she loved to do, caring for people.

Margaret was a member of English Wesleyan Church and Crawford County Homemakers.

She loved to bake and visit with those around the community. She was an avid quilter and an accomplished seamstress, sharing her many projects with her family and friends.

Most of all Margaret loved being in the word of God. She was a devout “prayer warrior.”

Due to health problems, she and Joe returned to Greenwood. They never lost their love for their friends in Crawford County.

A celebration of Margaret’s life will be conducted by the Rev. Filo Jones at 1 p.m. Saturday at English Wesleyan Church, 312 S. Main St., English. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Mifflin Cemetery in Crawford County.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the local Humane Society or the English Wesleyan Church.

Denbo Funeral Home in English is handling arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.denbo/dillmanfuneralhomes.com.

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