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HUGHES, Neil 1902-1983

HUGHES, ROWLEY, SMITH

Posted By: Kathy Christensen (email)
Date: 7/1/2012 at 12:51:21

Ionia, Iowa - Neil Hughes, 80, died Saturday, April 16, at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital in Charles City.

Services were held Tuesday, April 19, at 2 p.m. in the First Congregational Church, Nashua, with Rev. Ralph Wedeking officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua. Pall bearers were Keith Conklin, Scott Channer, William Duncan, James Finnegan, Robert Manning and John Reiss. Harold Bennett was an honorary pall bearer.

A prayer service was held Monday evening, April 18, at the Ionia Funeral Home. Rev. John Christy officiated at the prayer service.

Mr. Hughes was born July 30, 1902, in Howard County, the son of Charles and Carrie (Rowley) Hughes. When he was two years old, the family moved to Chickasaw County. He was raised on a farm near Chickasaw.

He graduated from the Nashua High School in 1919. He married Mildred Lucille Smith on September 5, 1923.

Mr. Hughes was a member of the County Historical Society and the County Rural Mail Carriers Association. He was employed as a rural mail carrier for 40 years before retiring 17 years ago. He was president of the Nashua School Board for 11 years and held various offices in the United Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred, and one daughter, Delilah Ann, Beloit, Wisconsin.

Mr. Hughes is preceded in death by his parents, one son, Charles Edward, two brothers and two sisters.

[Pub. 4/21/1983]
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Photo of Neil and Mildred Hughes courtesy of P. Christensen, pchristensen13@mchsi.com -- Oct. 2016


 

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