Hattie Anise Hughes, 85 of Mt. Perry, passed away due to complications of the COVID 19 Virus on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville with grandsons, Jason, Jarrod and Josh Barrera at her bedside. Born December 24, 1934 in Glenford, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Halbert “Chink” and Marguerite Campbell. Hattie was a life-long member of Mt. Perry Presbyterian Church where she was a Sunday School teacher, helped out with Vacation Bible School and was a member of the Irene Mae Missionary Society. She loved watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren show animals at the Perry County Fair and attended many of their different sporting events. Hattie was always at Jim’s side during over 50 years of Jim pulling “Old Rattler.” Hattie had the “gift” to talk and it was a standing joke that her husband Jim would be in the car blowing the horn telling her, “let’s go!” She was also a prankster as she would hide a rubber snake in the grandson’s cereal boxes and in their beds. You never left her house hungry and the grandchildren loved the “candy bowl” and the refrigerator was always stocked with pop. Hattie never saw a slot machine that she didn’t like and loved going to the Wheeling Casino. She was an avid Pittsburg Steelers fan and Ohio State Buckeyes fan. Hattie looked forward every four years of a Presidential Election as she loved to watch the party conventions. Both Hattie and Jim spent many hours on their porches together watching the neighbor’s cows, crops and the changing scenery of the four seasons. Her love of the Smokey Mountains required many trips in their camper and motorcycle. Hattie is survived by her loving husband who was her primary caregiver for the past several years, Perry “Jim” Hughes whom she was married to for 67 years; children, Jimmy Joe Hughes of Rushville and Cindy (Rick) Barrera of Glenford; five grandchildren, Jason (Bethany) Barrera, Jarrod (Kelsi) Barrera, Josh (Baylee) Barrera, Darric Hughes and Heather Hughes; nine great-grandchildren, Brody Barrera, Kolie Barrera, Hunter Barrera, Aubrey Barrera, Ryan Barrera, Audry Hughes, Paige Hughes, Ryleigh Hughes, Jayden Hughes, and another one on the way. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a special great-grandson, Tate Barrera. Cremation arrangements for the family are being handled by the Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset. Due to Covid 19, no visitation hours will be observed. A private memorial service for the family will be held at a later date with Pastor Thom Burbridge officiating. Per the family’s wishes, in lieu of flowers any monetary contributions in memory of Hattie may be made to the Mt. Perry Presbyterian Church, 13099 Church St., Mt. Perry, Ohio 43760. www.bopethomasfuneralhome.com
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