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  • Hughes, Virginia L.

  • Newark—Hughes, Virginia L., 94, died Friday, June 14, 2013 at the Wayne County Nursing Home.

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  • Newark—Hughes, Virginia L., 94, died Friday, June 14, 2013 at the Wayne County Nursing Home.
    Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service at 11 a.m. June 20 at the First United Methodist Church, 301 South Main St., Newark.
    Memorials in her name may be made to the First United Methodist Church Organ Fund, 301 South Main St., Newark.
    Mrs. Hughes was born Oct. 1918, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Lloyd and Lura Young Peddicord. She graduated high school in Green Springs, Ohio where she grew up and from business school in Tiffin, Ohio. During Wolrd War II, she served as a home guard in her hometown. Guard in her hometown.  Virginia worked for twenty years in the payroll department of Union Carbite Corp. in Fremont, Ohio before moving to Newark in 1959.  She was a member of the First United  Methodist Church, sang in their choir and was a soloist.  For several years, she worked in the church office as the secretary and treasurer. Virginia enjoyed traveling around the country with her husband, as he painted nose art on vintage World War II airplanes.  She became quite a fan of the planes and often caught rides while Owen was painting.
    Virginia is survived by her husband of 71 years, Owen; a daughter Sue (Rev. Perry) Scruggs of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two grandchildren Gina Sweigart and Tomas Camblor; four great grandchildren Matthew and Jessica Sweigart and Shelby and Jackson Camblor; a brother Bob Peddicord of Tiffin, Ohio.  She was predeceased by her parents and a brother Lloyd Peddicord.
    Remembrances may be made to murphyandsonsfuneralhome.com.
     
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