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Evelyn L. (Welch) HUGHES

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Evelyn L. (Welch) Hughes

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Evelyn L. (Welch) Hughes, 88, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at St. John's Hospice.

She was born May 27, 1925, in Springfield, Ill., the daughter of James Earl and Fannie L (Stutzman) Welch.

Evelyn was a graduate of Feitshans High School. On July 12th of 1943, she married Franklin Wesley Hughes. Evelyn was loved, and adored by her eight children, 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

In 1990, after her retirement from Illinois Bell Telephone, she enjoyed spending additional time with family and friends. She traveled often with her children and their families all over the USA and Europe.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; her three brothers: Kenneth E., Robert E., and Everett L. "Bud" Welch; her two sisters, Juanita E. Welch and Shirley A. Vespa; and three of her children: Sandra K. Mangiaforte, Ronnie E., and Mark W. Hughes.

She is survived by two sons, Larry (Mary Lois), and Roger (Bunny) Hughes of Athens; three daughters: Stephanie (Jack) Geary of Greenview, Pamela (Bob) Rector of Athens, and Twyla (Mike) Baker of Springfield.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Mott & Henning Funeral Home, 206 N. Main St., Athens, IL. There will be a gathering immediately after at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hughes, 23499 Clemens Rd., Athens, IL.

A marker will be placed on the family plot at Roselawn Cemetery in Springfield, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Hospice.

Family is being served by Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens, Ill. Online condolences can be shared at www.mottandhenning.com.

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