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Nellie Kay Hughes

December 9, 1936 ~ January 14, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Nellie Kay Hughes Obituary

Nellie Kay Hughes, age 87, of Neoga, IL (formerly of Charleston, IL) went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 14, 2024.  She was born December 9, 1936 in Charleston, IL the daughter of Paul Wright and Nora B. (Dennis) Anderson. She previously married Charles Wright in 1955. Nellie later married Hughes Shonk in 1986; he passed away on February 6, 1993. She married Steve Hughes on August 17, 1994 in Mattoon, IL.

Survivors include her loving husband of 29 years, Steve Hughes of Neoga, IL; children, Teresa Plummer (Rick) of Toledo, IL, Jeffrey Thomas Wright (Michele) of Charleston, IL, Julia Renee Locicero (Patrick) of Seattle, WA; stepchildren, Deborah Belliveau (Ron) of Jacksonville Beach, FL and Jack S. Hughes of Mattoon, IL; sister, Dorothy Lanman of Charleston, IL; and several grandchildren, step grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Nora; late husband, Hughes; and brothers, Robert Anderson, Earl Anderson, and Albert Anderson.  

Nellie was a 1953 graduate of Charleston High School. Nellie was employed for 29 years at Moore’s Business Forms in Charleston, IL where she worked as a bindery and press operator. She was a faithful member of East Harrison Street Church of God in Charleston, IL, Winebrenner Church of God in Mattoon, IL and Crossover Church in Mattoon, IL. Nellie was also a Charleston Women of the Moose.

Family was extremely important to Nellie. She loved being with her grandchildren. Nellie also enjoyed traveling, camping, and four wheeling with her husband, Steve.

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2024 at Adams Funeral Chapel in Charleston, IL with Pastor Zandra Anderson officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston, IL.  Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Carle Hospice, 501 S. West St., Olney, IL 62450, Crossover Church, 1111 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, IL 61938, or the Coles County Animal Shelter, 6818 N. County Road 1120 E., Charleston, IL 61920.

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January 22, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Adams Funeral Chapel (Shawnee Drive, Charleston)

Funeral Service
January 22, 2024

4:00 PM
Adams Funeral Chapel (Charleston, Shawnee Drive)


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