Mrs. Grace Alene Hughes, 97, of Barry passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at the Barry Community Care Center in Barry.

Mrs. Grace Alene Hughes, 97, of Barry passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at the Barry Community Care Center in Barry.


She was born Aug. 26, 1921, in Hadley Township, Pike County to Richard Hay & Christina (Martin) Campbell. They preceded her in death.  


She married Thomas B. Hughes on May 6, 1944, in Pittsfield. He preceded her in death on June 25, 2005.


She is survived by one son, Thomas B. Hughes, Jr. of Barry; one daughter, Barbara (Don) Carpenter of Canton; and numerous nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by one daughter, Grace A. (Gracie) Hughes; four brothers, Orin, Jerome, Myron and Irvin; and two sisters, Mary and Gladys.


Grace was a former school teacher. She taught at Hays School and was a substitute at Barry School. She had worked at the Barry-West-Pike Newspaper. She was a member of the Barry United Methodist Church, the Order of Eastern star for 73 years, the Rebekah’s for over 70 years and served as secretary for over 30 years, and was a member of Barry Home Extension.


Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, with Eastern Star service at 7 p.m. at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry.


Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry.


Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Barry, Illinois.


Memorials are suggested to the Barry United Methodist Church.


Online condolences can be sent to kirganfh.com.