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Wilma "Willie" June Hughes


Wilma "Willie" June Hughes, 80,  died on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the Heritage Assisted living in Battle Creek.

Willie was born on May 24, 1934 to Mary Fern (Wiemer) and Alfred Hughes in Ceresco. She attended Ceresco and Caines elementary schools and graduated from Marshall High School in 1952.  She was employed at Post Cereals for 38 ½ years and retired as Payroll Supervisor.  She was a member of the Post 25 year club. She was an avid bowler and served as the President of the Battle Creek Women's Bowling Association for several years.

Willie shared her life with Elizabeth (Buff) Romick at Kenyon Lake near Sherwood, Michigan.  In their home she loved watching all the things Mother Nature had to offer through the glass windows of their "quiet room."   She traveled to Europe and Hawaii, attended many bowling tournaments in the U.S., golfed, snowmobiled, enjoyed boating and skidoo riding, and going to the casinos.  Willie was a sports fan enjoying the Tigers, Lions, University of Michigan, and Nascar.  She was a member of the Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America. She will be remembered for her favorite phrases "Right On" and "You Bet Ya."

She is survived by her sister, Wanda Gard of Marshall; niece, Marilyn Gard of Sedona, AZ; nephew Larry Gard of Inverness, Fl ; great nephew, Ryan Gard of Floral City, Fl and many cousins and half uncles. She had many friends Jen, Cory, Neil, Claire, Maggie, Kathy and others.   She is preceded in death by her brother, Gordon Hughes of Phoenix, AZ.

A graveside service celebrating her life will take place at 11am on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at te Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens Chapel with Reverend Patricia Bromberek officiating.  Memorial contributions in Willie's memory are requested to the Wounded Warriors Project.  Assistance with memorials is available at the Craig Kempf Family Funeral Homes, Marshall Chapel 723 US 27 North Marshall.  Leave a personal message for the family and sign the online guest book at www.kempffuneralhome.com

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Sept. 23, 2014
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