Darlyne E. (Yockey) Hughes, 77, of Butler passed away at 2 a.m. Friday at the UPMC Montefiore Hospital.
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She was born March 23, 1936, in Worthington to the late Ralph Yockey and Florence (Baker) Yockey.
Mrs. Hughes previously worked in the credit office of the former Montgomery Ward in Butler.
She was an active member of the First Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Berean Sunday School class. Mrs. Hughes was a former choir member, church secretary and was involved in the Women's Missionary Fellowship. Darlyne and her husband were involved in the weekly ministry at the Mercer County Prison. She also enjoyed camping.
Mrs. Hughes is survived by her husband, Thomas L. Hughes, who she married June 18, 1955; three sons, David Hughes and his wife, Donna, of Denver, Colo., Mark Hughes and his wife, Joanne, of Butler and Timothy Hughes and his wife, Elisa, of Wintergarden, Fla.; a son-in-law, David Grooms and his wife, Michele, of Meridian; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Irvin "Poncho" Yockey and his wife, Bernice, of Kittanning; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Sharon Grooms.
Hughes - The friends of Darlyne E. (Yockey) Hughes, 77, of Butler, who passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, 124 E. North St., Butler.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, 221 W. New Castle St., Butler, with Pastor David Maitland, Pastor Todd Wentworth and Pastor Sam McNamara officiating. Burial will take place in the Greenlawn Burial Estates.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the First Baptist Christian School, 221 W. New Castle St., Butler, PA 16001.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.
Thompson-Miller Funeral Home
124 E North St
Butler, PA 16001
Published in Butler Eagle from Mar. 1 to Mar. 3, 2014