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Margaret H. Hughes

d. March 25, 2020

Margaret H. Hughes, age 90, of Springfield, formerly of Athens, passed on March 25, 2020 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Petersburg.

Mrs. Hughes was born January 3, 1930 in Petersburg, Illinois, the daughter of Harry and Dorothy Powell Melton.

She married Donald Hughes on November 6, 1948.  He preceded her in death in 2001.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda (husband Lee) Nance of Athens, daughter-in-law, Pat Hughes of Clyde Park, Montana; seven grandchildren; several great grandchildren; a brother, George Melton of Springfield, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded death by a son, Jerry in 2002.

Mrs. Hughes graduated from Harris High School in Petersburg.

She was an AVID Cub fan!

Cremation rites will be accorded. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Sugar Grove Cemetery near Sweetwater.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. 


  1. I was so sorry to learn of Maggie’s passing. I remember my Mom and Dad spending a lot of time with her and Donnie. To her family you have my deepest sympathy.

  2. Dear Linda,
    My sincerest condolences to you and your family. I was saddened to hear of Margaret’s passing. Although I know her suffering and struggles are over for her she will be missed. Margaret lived across the hall from me and was a wonderful neighbor. She was always making desserts for all of us in our hallway. She spoiled us with her delicious food.

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