Barbara Fay Hughes

Barbara Fay Hughes, 83 years old of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.  The daughter of Hobart and Temple (nee Fralix) McDowell was born on September 25, 1937 in Bracken County, Kentucky.

Barbara married Thomas Hughes on May 9, 1959 at St. Lawrence Church in Price Hill, Ohio. She was an associate member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Batesville. Barbara was an animal lover, especially her cats and dogs. She enjoyed playing Bingo and when she used to be able to, she liked gardening too. Barbara loved their big vacation trip to Cancun with her husband, Thomas. But most of all she enjoyed being with her family and watching her grandchildren play sports.

She will be dearly missed by her husband, Thomas; son, Thomas Michael Hughes; daughter, Terri Lynn Sims; grandchildren, Cody Sims, Cole Sims, Kira Sims, Carter Sims, Cory Sims, Jon Paul Hughes and Josh Hughes; and four great grandchildren, Chance, Waylon, Rowan and Grayson Hughes along with her nieces Linda Coy and Kathy Meserve.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Richard Anthony “Tony” Hughes; granddaughter, Catherine Hughes, grandson, Austin Sims; her sisters, Eileen Courtney and Betty Braunwart; her infant brother, Bobby McDowell and nephew Kenny Courtney.

Visitation will be on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 9-10am with Prayers at 10:00am all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  Burial will follow at Old St. Joseph Cemetery in Price Hill.

Memorials may be given to the Ripley County Humane Society by bringing to services or mailing to: Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006.

In accordance with the Indiana COVID-19 precautions, all attending are required to wear a mask and follow proper social distancing protocol. If you are not feeling well, or if you have compromised immune system, you are encouraged to stay home.

You are welcome to leave a message at on Barbara’s obituary page for the family in the online guestbook.