Ada Hughes (1916 - 2011)

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Ada M. Hughes

NEWARK: A funeral service for Ada M. Hughes, age 95, of Newark, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 11, at the Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, with Pastor Jerry Boylan officiating. Burial will take place in Barnes Cemetery. Mrs. Hughes passed away Thursday, October 6, 2011. She was born July 2, 1916 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio to the late Walter and Orpha (Strain) Frye.

Mrs. Hughes graduated from Nashport High School. She met and married her late husband, John, before the beginning of World War II and together they worked side-by-side on the family farm. She was also the bookkeeper for the family business, John Hughes Trucking. A wonderful mother and cook, she was a member of Pleasant View United Methodist Church. After her husband's death in 1993, she moved to town where she enjoyed traveling and lunches with friends. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed living independently until moving on to her new home in Heaven.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Robert) Lingle of Illinois and Betty (Robert) Shaufl of Pickerington; four grandchildren, Benita (Jeff) Yonosick, Bartley Lingle, Christine (Brian) Rockwell and Rebecca (Adam) Rinn; three great-granddaughters, Sydney Scott, Abigail Rockwell and Evangeline Rinn; and a sister, Ruth (Ray) Gantt of Utica.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John; two brothers, Clyde Frye and Harley Frye; and three sisters, Pearl Boylan, Merle Chadwell and Mary Rodriguez.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Ada may be made to the Pleasant View United Methodist Church.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, October 10, at the funeral home, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark.

Please visit to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the Hughes family.


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Published in the Advocate on Oct. 9, 2011
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