Joyce Hughes

Joyce Hughes

Joyce M. Hughes of Otsego, MI passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2012 in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Hughes was born May 28, 1924 in Kalamazoo to Eugene and Ruby (Ainsworth) Sandmeyer. Following her schooling Joyce married Norman Hughes who preceded her in 2011.

Surviving are a daughter and a son, Susan K. (Gregory) Temple of Allegan and Norman “Chip” “Ray” Hughes of Otsego; 9 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and by her caretakers Eric and Rosie Rittenhouse. She was preceded in death by a daughter and 2 sons, Sharon Lee Hughes, Mark Richard Hughes and Michael Eugene Hughes and by her brothers Wilbur and Ronald.

Friends may visit with her family on Sunday from 3 to 6 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating. Cremation will follow the service.

Contributions in memory of Joyce may be made to The American Cancer Society.

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  1. Patrick Spohn says:

    Eric and Rose

    Our thoughts are with you in this time of loss. She was a great person we have all enjoyed knowing her. Our prayers are with you.

    You friends at LCCP

  2. Carla Eichler says:

    Greg and Sue
    So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. June and Roger Kennedy says:

    To the Family:
    We knew Joyce and Norman for many years. Roger worked with Norm in construction. We use to go to their house to visit, and they always gave us warm welcomes. Two wonderful people, what a loss for all. We are in FL so unable to be there.

    June and Roger Kennedy

  4. sheila schmitt says:

    Eric and Rosie, and family

    my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. John and Becky Halloran says:

    Joyce was one of the most caring and loving person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Both her and Norm would be right there to help you without any questions asked. God gave them to us to show what good people could do here on earth. May the family know how much they were loved by all their friends.

  6. Dave and Barb Blanchard says:

    To the extended family of Gramma Joyce, Sorry for your loss.
    She is in our prayers and thoughts. Joyce was a wonderful

  7. Robin Mohrland says:

    The first time I met Norm and Joyce Hughes I immediately knew what love, friendship and family was. I was told to call them Aunt Joyce and Uncle Normy. These were two people who could teach all of us to find goodness in everyone. I will miss them and remember our good times together always. My prayers are with all the family. We share your loss.

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