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Helen Hughes - July 08, 2010


Helen Marie Hughes was born on April 11, 1917, at West Point, Neb., to William and Lillian (Camp) Paul. She was the sixth of seven children and as a young lady grew up and attended school near West Point, graduating from West Point High School in 1934.
Helen married Herbert J. Hughes on April 18, 1939, and to this union four children were born: Larry, William, Linda and Marilyn. They farmed in northwest Chase County for many years, moving into Imperial, in 1945. Helen made her home in Imperial until passing away Saturday morning, July 3, 2010, at the Chase County Community Hospital. She was 93 years of age.
Helen was a devoted wife and mother. She was a long time member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
She loved gardening, sewing and reading. She traveled through the country with Herb as he organized and established the National Wheat Growers Association. Her children will treasure the many happy memories of their mother.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert, in 1975; five brothers: Chester, Melvin, Kenneth, Willard and Warren; two sisters-in-law: Dorothy Paul, Lorraine Paul; brother-in-law, Kenneth Wendt; and one nephew, Michael Paul.
She is survived by her children: son Larry of Imperial, Neb., son William and wife, Patty of Greeley, Colo., daughter Linda Miller and husband, Don of McCook, Neb., daughter Marilyn Luther and husband Clayton of Grand Island, Neb.; 12 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; sister, Alice Wendt of Long Beach, Calif.; many nieces and nephews.
A Rosary was recited Monday evening, 7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Imperial.
Mass of the Christian Burial was held Tuesday morning, July 6, 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Imperial with Father Bernard Lorenz officiating.
Organist was Mrs. Marcy Nesbitt and soloist was Mr. Ronnie Moritz.
Casketbearers were Lloyd Meeske, Galen Meeske, Karl Meeske, Gina Blocher, Christopher Hughes, Dean Hughes, Tricia Hughes, April Kinninger, Kristen Schrad, Laura Fox, Kelli Libel and Linsey Clark.
Interment followed at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial.
A memorial has been established in Helen’s memory.
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.