Phyllis M. Hughes
October 04, 1934 - October 30, 2020
Birthplace: Schuyler, NE
Resided In: Centerton, AR

Visitation 11/4/2020
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 11/5/2020
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Burial 11/5/2020
Evergreen Cemetery

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Phyllis Mae Hughes, age 86, of the Bentonville, Arkansas area, formerly of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Friday, October 30, 2020, at the Apple Creek Health and Rehab Center in Centerton, Arkansas. Phyllis was born October 4, 1934 in Schuyler, Nebraska, the daughter of Louis and Tillie (Svobada) Maca. At the age of ten, her family moved to Southwest Iowa and she attended school in Clarinda, Iowa, through the 10th grade. The family then moved to Imogene, Iowa, and she graduated from St. Patrick Catholic High School in 1952. Phyllis was united in marriage to John L. Hughes on June 17, 1952 in Imogene, Iowa, and lived on the family farm for two and a half years. She and John moved their family to Shenandoah, Iowa where they lived for 25 years. Then they moved to Red Oak, Iowa, where they continued to raise their family until she moved to Bentonville, Arkansas in 1997. Phyllis was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Red Oak and currently a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church in Bentonville.

Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers: Robert and Louis Maca, husband: John L. Hughes; two daughters: Debbie Edwards and Paula Sanders; one son: Matt Hughes; and one granddaughter: Malyssa Kester. Survivors include her sister: Peggy Giraud; 8 of her 11 children: Lee Hughes and wife Debbie; Linda Reed and husband Wayne; Nancy Ehlers and husband Jim; Chris Hughes and wife Cindy; Geri Kester; Bruce Hughes and wife Peggy; Monica Steffen and husband Garry; and Bart Hughes; 27 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Thursday, November 5, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Recitation of the Rosary will be held 6 PM Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel with visitation with the family to follow until 8 PM. Social distancing and masks are required.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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