Judith Rae Hughes
January 26, 1946 ‒ June 29, 2020
Judith Rae Hughes, age 74 of Marion, passed away at her home on Monday, June 29, 2020.
Judith was born January 26, 1946 in Marion, the daughter of Homer Edward Holliday and Yvonne Catherine (Cory) Holliday-Fergueson. She was educated in Marion and graduated from Harding High School.
Judith was united in marriage to Lawrence Michael Hughes on August 28, 1976. The couple made their home in Marion where they raised their children. Judith had a special place in her heart for children and dedicated her career to education. She served for many years as a pre-school teacher at Epworth Pre-School, touching countless lives.
Family always came first. Her children were her life and she enthusiastically supported everything they did growing up and all of the events they belonged to at Harding High School. Family meals were a staple in the Hughes household and when all the family was together Judith’s heart overflowed. She was artistically driven, crafting and creating silk flower arrangements for many weddings. She was known as the cake baker and decorator extraordinaire. Judith enjoyed camping, watching old westerns and listening to Elvis. Swinging outside in her swing and enjoying her yard brought her great delight. She had a heart that was bigger than she was; warm, generous, and comforter are just a few of the words that describe who Judith was. Family or not, everyone called her “JuJu” and was beloved by everyone.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Lawrence “Mike” Hughes; children: Lisa Rae (Larry) Collier, Noel Patrick (Tonya) Jerome and Melissa Taylor; God-Children: Amber, Drew, and Kendra Werley; Mawmaw to: Samantha, Nathan, Nick, Elijah, Emmarae, Ajah, Alexis, Jack, Bella, Sawyer, Sutton, Dylan, and Gryphin; great-Mawmaw to: Toby, Sadie, Monroe, Piper, and Charlie; siblings: Gary E. (Linda) Holliday and Beth A. McFann; her beloved dog, Abby Rae and also surviving are the many children that she “adopted” over the years that knew her as JuJu.
Judith is preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 East Center St., Marion from 4PM to 7PM; funeral service will be Thursday at the funeral home at 10:30AM; Burial will be in Marion Cemetery.
If so desired, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 1404 Goodale Blvd #200, Columbus, OH 43212
The Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel is honored to be serving the Hughes family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com