Robert E. Hughes


Robert E. "Gene" Hughes, 87, Elwood, went to Heaven Nov. 24, 2016 at Riverview Health in Noblesville. He was born Aug. 21, 1929 in Elwood to Oakley and Ruby (Juday) Hughes. He loved working as a farmer all of his life. He was a 1947 graduate of Frankton High School, and later served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Gene married Catherine A. Joyner June 21, 1953. He was a member of Frankton Christian Church, and formerly served as church treasurer. Gene formerly enjoyed fishing, loved animals and enjoyed living in the country. He was friendly to everyone and always had a smile on his face.
Gene's family includes wife of 63 years, Catherine (Joyner) Hughes of Elwood; daughter, Trudy (Mark) Caldwell of Elwood; son, Jerry Hughes of Elwood; three grandchildren, Carrie (Jason) McCorkle, Teela Adkins and Tiffany Jacks; seven great-grandchildren, Tyler, Trevor, Trace, Cameron, James, Justin and Jasmine; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Rex Hughes; and sister, Kathleen Hiatt.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood with Pastor Roger Brooks and Pastor Jerry Young officiating. Burial will be in Elwood City Cemetery and with military honors conducted at the gravesite. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home and one hour prior to the funeral service Tuesday.
Memorial contributions: Frankton Christian Church.
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