Steven R. Hughes

November 24, 1952 ‒ January 03, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Steven R. Hughes, 67, of Mount Vernon passed away on Friday morning, January 3, 2020 at his home.  He was born on November 24, 1952 in Mount Vernon to the late Samuel Richard and Norma Jean (Smith) Hughes.

Steve graduated from Kenyon College in 1975 and then he attended the West Los Angeles Law School, where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1978.  He returned to Ohio in 1980 to attend the University of Dayton and graduated in 1983 with his second Juris Doctorate degree.  Steve practiced law in Los Angeles from 1983 to 1994 and in 1994 made his second return to his hometown to open his own law practice, which he ran until his retirement in 2016.  He served on the Mount Vernon City School Board for several years and was active with the Knox County Democratic Party.

Steve is survived by his aunt, Laura Jeannine Reffitt; cousins, Melanie Poole, Terry Scott, Gary Scott, Donnie Scott, Danielle Poole Elliott and Jay Poole.

The family will have a private graveside service in Mound View Cemetery at a later date.

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  • Jeannine, Mel, Danielle and families I am so sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. Cokie

  • WE ARE SO SORRY TO SEE OF STEVES DEATH…LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU ARE FREE FOR ME TO COME OVER…. WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU….. CLYDE

  • I’m sorry to hear about Steve’s death. Went to school from K – High School with him. He had such a great sense of humor. I will always remember the skit we did at East School. God bless your family. He will be missed.

  • Dear Melanie, Jeannine,and family, Although I only ran into Steve occasionally I always enjoyed his quick wit and sense of humor. I will miss him and my heart goes out to you all at this time. Take care and may God bless and comfort you ! Love, Val and Dad Russ