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Ethel Hughes

December 11, 1932 — September 22, 2023


Ethel Hughes, a loving and family-oriented woman, passed away on September 22, 2023, at The Waters of Syracuse. She was born on December 11, 1932, in Nappanee to John and Eva Lynn Reed.  She attended Goshen Schools and was married to Joseph "Joe" Hughes on August 27, 1949.

 Ethel devoted her life primarily to her family as a homemaker and mother. However, she was also known for her dedication to various endeavors including time at Thornburg Park Pharmacy, the B.K. Root Beer Stand, and Penn Controls. One of Ethel's proudest accomplishments was her dedication of countless hours of volunteer work at the Syracuse Community Center. Her unwavering commitment to serving others undoubtedly left an indelible impact on the community. 

Additionally, Ethel actively participated in civic duties by working at the polls on election day and was a longtime member of the Syracuse Fire Department Auxiliary. More personally, Ethel enjoyed cooking, bowling in leagues, golfing with friends, playing card games with loved ones, and enthusiastically participating in BINGO nights.

Ethel Hughes is survived by her children: Peggy (Brad) Schuldt, Brenda Daugherty, and Kirk Hughes. Her memory will also be cherished by nine grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren who survive with broken hearts. In addition to her husband Joe Hughes, with whom she shared more than 67 years, Ethel is preceded in passing by her parents , John and Eva Reed and by her siblings: Marianne Lung, George Reed, Betty McKibben, Midge Stutzman, Bob Reed, Alice Furney, Chuck Reed, and an infant brother.

Titus Funeral Home of Syracuse, 1001 South Huntington Street, is entrusted with care of Ethel and the Hughes family.  A gathering of friends will take place at the funeral home on Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Ethel Hughes has left a lasting impact on those who had the privilege of knowing her. Her legacy of love and dedication will continue to inspire and guide us as we navigate life without her presence. Goshen Hospice cared for her in her final days, they in addition to the Syracuse Community Center, will accept memorial gifts with envelopes available at Titus Funeral Home. Written condolences may be left for the family at www.TitusFuneral

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Saturday, September 30, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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