Kathleen J. Hughes

April 09, 1948 - July 11, 2021

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Monday, July 19, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Stroh Church of Christ, 4440 S 1100 W, Hudson


Monday, July 19, 2:00 PM
Stroh Church of Christ, 4440 S 1100 W, Hudson


Kathleen J. “Jill” Hughes, 73, of Pleasant Lake died Sunday, July 11, 2021, at Linda White Hospice House in Evansville.

She was born April 9, 1948, in Auburn to Waldo and Zora (Bowers) Stout. They preceded her in death.

Mrs. Hughes was a farmer’s wife and homemaker. For many years, she had a day care in her home and took care of many children.

Jill loved living on the farm, tending to her flowers and garden. She dearly loved her dog, Max.

Surviving are a daughter, Angie Gillespie of Springfield, Missouri; three sons, Chris (Holly) Gillespie of Newburgh, Doug (Jessica) Gillespie of Angola, and Robert (Jody) Gillespie of Fremont; 11 grandchildren; and a sister, Susan (David) Detar of Pleasant Lake.

She was also preceded in death by her husband John A. Hughes; a sister, Ida Hamman; two brothers, George Stout and Bill Simon; and the father of her children, Allen Gillespie.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 19, 2021, at 2 p.m. at the Stroh Church of Christ, 4945 S 1100 W, Hudson with Pastor Mike Hamm officiating.

Burial will follow at Circle Cemetery near Hudson.

Visitation will be Monday, July 19, 2021, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the church on the southeast side of Stroh.

Preferred memorials may be directed to the Stroh Church of Christ or to Hillsdale College, 33 East College St., Hillsdale, MI 49242 Attn. Inst. Adv. in memory of Jill Hughes

Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson is assisting the family with arrangements.

Share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Angie Thrush Draper
July 18th, 2021 8:03pm
Saint George Utah

I have very fond childhood memories of Jill caring for me at Aunt Zora's house and her and Susan making me and my sisters clothes for our Barbie dolls - my condolences

Julie Connell Potter
July 17th, 2021 7:38pm
Darien, Ct.

I am Rev. Dawn Stegelmann’s mother, Julie. I first met Jill through The Stegelmann Family at summer picnics on Lake Gage. She was always a joy to visit with.! My sincere sympathies to all her loved ones. Most sincerely, Julie Potter

Katherine (Schrepferman) Basch
July 16th, 2021 1:47pm
Kalamazoo, MI

My sympathy and prayers to Jill’s family. Jill and I went to school together 1st through 12th grades. Jill’s mom, Zora, was our Brownie Scout leader and then my mom was our Girl Scout leader . We had lots of fun, adventures and misadventures. We lost touch over the years, but I am very sorry to hears of her passing and remember her fondly.

Barbara (Kieffer) Dunn
July 16th, 2021 12:21am
Indianapolis, IN

I remember Jill fondly from our younger days. She took us swimming in the lake and played "ghost" at night. So sorry to hear of her passing and condolences to her family.

Pamela (Kieffer) Adkins
July 16th, 2021 12:21am
Indianapolis Indiana

Sorry to hear of her passing. When we were kids, we had good times with much laughter and fun. Thankful for all the memories with the family. Sending my Sympathy to all of the family.

Murry Stegelmann
July 14th, 2021 6:04pm
Boca Raton, FL

My best wishes to the entire family. I will miss Jill and the warmth that she radiated ! Murry

Glenna Aldrich
July 14th, 2021 2:12pm

To Jill's family, I want to send my deepest sympathy and prayers to you. Jill used to babysit my two children and she was always a good one and cared for them real well. As we all got older i lost tract of Jill but always remembered her and Susan and her family. God Bless all of you and i know Jill is in heaven. I had foot surgery so I'm not able to be there but will keep you in my prayers.

Sue Hollinger-Klahn
July 14th, 2021 5:35am
Allenton, Wisconsin

Jill is my cousin, the daughter of my Aunt Zora who was like a grandmother to me. I didn't see her too often growing up but she was always kind and upbeat and loving. A lot like Aunt Zora. When I married she shared the gift of many family recipes which I treasure to this day. May she Rest In Peace.

Hamilton Sue
July 13th, 2021 8:20pm
Griffith In

Jill was my best friend for 55 years. I will miss her. My memories of Jill are sweet and will be with me always. My love to all the family as you say goodby to your Mom.

Anita Jarrell
July 13th, 2021 5:27pm
Hamilton Indiana

I am saddened to hear of the passing of Jill. We worked together at a factory in Hamilton many years ago. She was the sweetest person and a joy to be around and she was my friend the last time I saw Jill she lived at ball Lake in a little cottage in Hamilton and she was telling me about her upcoming marriage I just remember her being so happy and her smiling a lot after that day we lost contact I never did know where she moved to. I would just like to say to Jill's family I never did forget her kindness and my deepest condolences and my thoughts and prayers to everyone. "The world has lost a good person "