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Mary Hughes

February 20, 1933 February 28, 2013
Mary Hughes
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Mary Lou Hughes, 80, of Graysville (Richhill Twp.), Pa. died at 8:25 a.m. Thursday, February 28, 2013 in her home following an illness of two years and seriously ill for the past two months.She was born February 20, 1933 in Wind Ridge, Pa. a daughter of the late Cecil Ray and Jeneva Letha White Jacobs and had resided in the Richhill Twp. area all her life.Mrs. Hughes attended the former Richhill Twp. High School in Wind Ridge.She was an active member of the Unity Presbyterian Church at Graysville where she has served as the Clerk of Sessions for the past 20 years, and was the church treasurer for over 20 years, also served as a deacon, an elder, and was a former Sunday school teacher and youth choir director.She was a member, past master and former treasurer of the former Harvey's Grange 1444, a member of the Graysville V.F.D. where she had served as the secretary and assistant treasurer for over 30 years, and a member of the Graysville V.F.D. Auxiliary where she also served as the treasurer for over 30 years, and a member of the Greene County Fireman's Association.Mrs. Hughes and her husband raised sheep and beef cattle in Richhill Twp. all of their adult life, and she was formerly employed as an office manager for Dr.'s Greenlee, Buterbaugh and Cruz, all in Waynesburg for several years, had done survey work for the state of Pa. and US Department of Agriculture. She will also be remembered as the first female to drive a full size school bus in the county for the West Greene School District, where she made several trips to downtown Pittsburgh in a seven year span.Mrs. Hughes was last employed for over 25 years as the secretary/treasurer for Richhill Twp. prior to retiring in 2007.On June 16, 1950 she married R. Eugene Hughes who survives.Also surviving are a daughter, Diane Hughes of Washington and a son, Alvin, husband of Mary Lee Hughes of Woodland Hills, CA.; three grandchildren, Jason, husband of Claudia Hughes, Erin and Jonathan Hughes; three great grandchildren, Amber, Ashley and Khamren Hughes; two sisters, Judy, wife of Darell McMasters of Southington, Ohio and Marilyn, wife of Tom Pietras of Warren, Ohio; four brothers, Cecil Eugene, husband of Velma Jacobs of Graysville, Merrill, husband of Carol Jacobs of Holbrook, Shirl Jacobs, companion of Judi Gibson of Nemacolin and Francis, husband of Bonnie Jacobs of Graysville (Rutan); two brothers-in law, Byron Hughes of Holbrook and Harold Grimes of Cresson; two sisters-in-law, Patti Jacobs of Rutan and Carolyn Hughes of Washington; several nieces and nephews.Deceased in addition to her parents is a sister, Shirley Jacobs (twin of Shirl) who died at birth; two brothers, Glenn and John Jacobs.The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either, Hospice Care of The Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Ave., Washington, Pa. 15301, the Unity Presbyterian Church or Graysville V.F.D., both at Graysville, Pa. 15337.

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