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Obituary for Kathleen Clara Hughes

November 5, 1920 - November 1, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio | Age 97

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Kathleen Clara Hughes, age 97, passed away November 1, 2018 in Cincinnati, OH. She was born on November 5, 1920 in Mill Creek, DE.

Kathleen was considered a mother to many. She worked as a proud member of the Service Employees International Union where she met and interacted with Presidents, Members of Congress, and Foreign Dignitaries, as well as many famous actors and entertainers. During her lifetime Kathleen was a resident of Arlington, VA; Ocean City, MD; Newark, DE; and Cincinnati,OH. She loved crafting, knitting, gardening, and was a trophy winning bowler. She gave many hours of her time volunteering for her church and her community and was a member of the Aetna Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Kathleen was selfless and giving and was right with God.

Kathleen is survived by her daughter, Candyce Hughes-Stifel and her husband Jeff of Cincinnati, OH; daughter, Kay Johnson of Fort Myers, FL; daughter, Carolyn Hughes of Arlington, VA; and son, Robert E. Hughes, Jr. of Ocean City, MD. She is also survived by her grandsons, Frank Mozingo; Chris Todd; Glenn Todd; Michael Todd; Bryan Todd; John Hughes; granddaughters, Cheryl Hochmutch; Valerie Martinez; Stephanie Marshall; 18 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Kathleen is preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Hughes, Sr.; son, Eugene Todd; son, Clarence Todd; and granddaughter, Kathleen Todd Ray.

Our thoughts are best expressed by her cousin, Joanne Crossley who wrote: "How do you describe a woman like Kathleen Hughes? She was a Kind, Godly, Generous Loving person. She was someone you wanted to be around, when you felt down or lost her arms reached out to you or whoever needed help or understanding or a place to stay, she would take you in and share what she had in her home and in her heart. She was always filled with sunshine and flowers and had many family stories to tell. It broke many hearts to lose her but she did not go alone for parts of all who loved her went with her the day God called her home."

Viewing for Kathleen Clara Hughes will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday November 16, 2018 at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main Street, Newark, DE 19711. A celebration of Kathleen's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home. Family and friends are called to visit starting at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow services on Saturday at Head of Christiana Cemetery in Newark, DE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to "The American Cancer Society" and sent in care of the funeral home.

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