Mrs. Betty Mardelle (Reese) Hughes, age 83, of Florence, Indiana, entered this life on August 1, 1935, in Switzerland County, Indiana, the daughter of the late, J.C. and Ruth (Thomas) Reese. She was raised in Posey Township and was a 1954 graduate of the Patriot High School. Betty was united in marriage on May 16, 1959, at the Old Methodist Church in Patriot, Indiana, to the late, Ralph Hughes. This union was blessed with three daughters, Marlene, Marsha and Melissa. Betty was a Switzerland County 4-H Leader and attended the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church. Betty worked on the family farm alongside her husband and was a wonderful homemaker. Betty enjoyed watching her grandchildren participate in the band, choir and sports and will be deeply missed by her loving family. Betty passed away at 10:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.
Betty is survived by her daughters, Marlene Peters and her husband, Rick of Vevay, IN, Marsha Chase and her husband, Lawrence of Vevay, IN and Melissa Hughes of Vevay, IN; her grandchildren, Meghan Kaczmarek and her husband, Anthony of East Enterprise, IN, Kayla Nelson and her husband, Zac of Vevay, IN, Ashley Kitts and her husband, Chris of Vevay, IN and Lauren Chase of Vevay, IN; her great-grandchildren, Presley Kitts, Eli Nelson and Jimmy Kaczmarek; her sister, Billie Green and her husband, Galen of Vevay, IN; her brother, Chuck Reese of East Enterprise, IN and her several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J.C. and Ruth (Thomas) Reese; her husband, Ralph Hughes, died April 20, 2003 and her sister, Myroleen Henry.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 7, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Interment will follow in the Rising Sun New Cemetery, Rising Sun, Indiana.
Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 7, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Animal Shelter Endowment Fund % CFSCI. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com