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Shirley Hughes, 86, passed away on April 9, 2023 in Kansas City.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2023 at the First Baptist Church in Jamesport under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home in Jamesport. Burial will follow in the Brassfield Cemetery, near Chillicothe. The family will receive friends from 12:00 -1:30 p.m. at the church.

Shirley was born December 22, 1936 in Linn County, MO to Jesse and Louise Cosgrove Ailor. She was raised in Purdin and graduated high school in Meadville in 1955.

She married Donald Wayne Hughes June 16, 1957 at Mt. Pleasant Church near Springhill. They moved to a farm where they raised crops, cattle and hogs.

Donald and Shirley retired and moved to Jamesport. They enjoyed hauling Amish and traveling. Shirley had an avid love for gardening, canning, her flower gardens, and her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Shirley enjoyed spending time with friends and family. 

Shirley is survived by her sons, Tonie (Teresa) Hughes of Galena, Terry (Patricia) Hughes of Sandia, TX, Martie (Teresa) Hughes of Bryan, TX and Todd (Donna) Hughes of Baldwin City, KS; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; and her sister, JoAnn Drye of Nixa. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother and sister.

Memorials may be made to the Shirley Hughes Memorial Fund in care of Roberson Funeral Home, 503 S. Broadway, Jamesport, MO 64648.