Katherine Christine Hughes Wonderly

Katherine Christine Hughes Wonderly

MELBOURNE, AR: Katherine Christine Hughes Wonderly, of Melbourne, AR, daughter of the late Lewis Hughes and Hazel Fife Hughes, was born May 16, 1930 in Kentucky. She departed this life on January 22, 2013 in Batesville, Arkansas at the age of 82 years, 8 months and 6 days. She spent her life as a daughter, sister, niece, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, homemaker and friend. She was united in marriage to Richard Eugene Wonderly on August 22, 1956. She was of the Baptist faith.

Katherine is survived by two sons: Steve Gillenwater and Danny Gillenwater both of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters: Linda Mellott of Columbus, Ohio and Sandy LaGrange of Judsonia, Arkansas; two brothers: Jerry Hughes and Ed Hughes both of Chillicothe, Ohio; four sisters: Ann Mead, Mary Neal, Sharon Merriman and Verda Hill all of Chillicothe, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and many good friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son: Roger Gillenwater; one daughter: Abigail Wheeler; one infant son, seven brothers and sisters: Steve Hughes, Frank Hughes, Bobby Hughes, Fay Blaney, Jean Nagley, Paul Hughes and Billy Joe Hughes.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013 in Obetz Cemetery, Columbus. Friends may call at the WARE FUNERAL HOME from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday prior to the graveside service.

You may sign her online register at www.warefh.com.

Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on Jan. 25, 2013