Kathryn A. Hughes

Kathryn A. Hughes

Kathryn passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Stanford Lodge in Plainwell.

She was born December 26, 1919 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Charles and Katherine (Lawrence) Dumas. Kate graduated from Otsego High School in 1937. For many years she had worked at Coburn Drug Store. On September 6, 1946 in Otsego she married Ray Hughes and spent 49 wonderful years together until his passing in 1995. They had made their home in Otsego and then lived in Florida for many years before returning to Otsego. They enjoyed living at Baraga Manor for 19 years upon their return. Kate spent her last 4 years at Stanford Lodge in Plainwell where she was very well cared for. She enjoyed quilting, knitting, playing cards and watching birds and deer. Kate loved her family very much. She leaves them with wonderful memories and will be greatly missed by all of them.

Surviving are her daughters, Donna (John) Howe of Plainwell and Patricia Barnes of Virginia; 3 grandchildren, John Jr. (Debi) Howe of Plainwell, Gary (Donna) Howe of Otsego and Deborah Williams of Florida; 4 great-grandchildren, Lacey, Kellie, Alyson and Aaron; 2 great-great-granddaughters and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray; son, Charles; brother, Lawrence Dumas, and by her sisters, Lovella Goodwin and Melvena Metcalf.

Cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Kate’s family starting at 1:00 P.M. Monday, March 16, 2015 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the Memorial Service at 2:00 P.M. with Pastors Leigh Larson and Deborah Howe-Williams officiating.

Contributions in memory of Kate may be made to Christian Neighbors.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Deborah Williams says:

    Grandmas are precious… and I had the BEST!
    I’m taking the long way home and will think of Gram every mile of the way.
    Love Eternally,
    Debbie

  2. Jude Hale says:

    Pat and family – what a wonderful tribute to such a “special” woman, mother, and friend. I know that you will all miss her so very much, but I can only imagine that after 96 years she had a wonderful life and shared it with an absolutely wonderful family who took excellent care of her every need. There are not many families that shared such a bond. I know that she was loved by all of you and her memory will be in your hearts forever. My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. Love, Jude

  3. Darl and Joyce Gilliland says:

    Remembering all the good memories helps you through this difficult time. Sending our love and keeping all of you in our prayers. Sorry that we won’t be there with you, but you remain in our thoughts.

  4. Darlene and Robert Goodwin says:

    Donna and Pat, So sorry to hear about your mom. she was a very special aunt. She had a great sense of humor and everyone enjoyed being around her at family gatherings. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Bob and Dar

  5. Larry & Kathi Fuss says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you ALL at this difficult time!!

  6. Bob & Carol Dalton says:

    So sorry to hear of Aunt Kate’s passing. It sounds like she lived a long and happy life. Our thoughts and prayers to the family. Our families use to spend a lot of time together in years past.

  7. Dave and Marilyn Hughes says:

    Very sorry to hear about Aunt Kate. You can be thankful she lived such a long life. She was always one of my favorite aunts. We will keep your family in our prayers.

  8. Jean Phelps says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. I know she was a special mom and grandma. I enjoyed working with her at Colburn’s years ago. I had planned to come to the memorial service but was unable at the last minute. My sympathy and prayers are with you all and a special hug to Debbie!

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