Bertha Ruth (Paxton) Hughes

January 14, 1922 ~ January 27, 2021 (age 99)


Bertha Ruth Hughes


Bertha R. Hughes was born January 14, 1922 in Gentry County, Missouri to George L. and Cora E. Paxton. She passed away January 27, 2021 at Mosaic Life Care Center in Albany, Missouri at the age of 99.

On May 9, 1941 Bertha married her high school sweetheart, Joseph Grant Hughes. To this union 6 children were born. Larry Joe Hughes, Gary Lee Hughes, Ronald Eugene Hughes, Doyle James Hughes, Donna Lorene Hughes Lynch and Kenneth Wayne Hughes.

Bertha was a lifelong member of the Worth Church of Christ. She worked hard all of her life, raising her children, sewing their clothes and raising a huge garden. Bertha was an avid reader and loved reading Amish books and love stories.

 Bertha started working for Dr. Matteson in the early 1970’s. She was a secretary and helped Doc with setting broken bones on people as well as many other chores. She worked for Dr. Mitchell after Dr. Matteson passed away. She also worked as a cook at the Worth County Convalescent Center and later was the Administrator for the Grant City Senior Center before retiring to help take care of her grandchildren. She loved her family and loved seeing her little great-grandchildren several times a week.

 Preceding Bertha in death were her husband Joe, parents; sons: Larry, Ronnie and Doyle; grandchildren: Rhonda Hughes, Jason Hughes and Randall Hughes; 5 brothers: Leamon, Clarence, Robert, Earl and Hershel Paxton and 2 sisters: Myrtle Carlock and Elsie Riley.

Surviving are sons: Gary and Kenny; daughter, Donna; grandchildren: Ricky Hughes, Megan (Jordan) Forster, Lindsey (Tom) Haldiman, Derick Hughes, Brenda Hughes, Jeff Barnett, Debbie Miller, Melissa Purcell (Donald), Sherri Hughes, Joe ( Amanda) Hughes, Terry Jennings, Danny (Jan) Jennings, Michelle (Andrew) Summers, Sarah (Wes) McCord, 17 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private family graveside services will be  Saturday, January 30, 2021 at the Grant City Cemetery. Brother Charles Ross will officiate. Open visitation will be any time after 8:00 A.M. Friday at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Worth Church of Christ or Grant City Senior Center. 

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Graveside Service
January 30, 2021

2:00 PM

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