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Richard Eugene “Gene” Hughes August 30, 1928 – December 29, 2023

Richard Eugene “Gene” Hughes born August 30, 1928, the son of Daniel William and Grace (Johnson) Hughes in Plymouth, MO.  Gene passed peacefully at his home on Friday, December 29, 2023.  The family will have a celebration of life at a later date.  Burial will be in Plymouth Cemetery in Plymouth, MO.

Richard’s 8th grade year he decided to join the Navy so he could help his parents raise his siblings.  He completed basic training to never be called for active duty.  Gene worked at Banquet Foods in Carrollton, MO for 25 years and then mowed yards and cemeteries.

On December 29, 1950, he was united in marriage to Delores Jean Adams.  Together they had five children, Connie, Donnie Joe, Larry, Deana, and Jeana.

During Richard’s free time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, wood carving, and tinkering with anything he could get his hands on, including making himself a tooth from a piece of plastic (for his dentures).

Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Delores Jean (Adams) Hughes; one son, Donnie Joe Hughes; one daughter, Linda Hamlet; six brothers, Victor “Dick” Hughes, David “Tubby” Hughes, Raymond “Bud” Hughes, Clifford “Cliff” Hughes, Charles “Chuck” Hughes, and James “Eddie” Hughes; and one sister, Eva Hughes; he was also preceded in death by two siblings, a set of twins, who died in infancy; and one son-in-law, Marty Darrah.

He is survived by one brother, Jack (Linda) Hughes of Kearny, MO; four children, Connie (Ben) DeWeese of Ludlow, MO, Larry (Libby) Hughes of Carrollton, MO, Deana McCoy of Carrollton, MO, Jeana Darrah of Lees Summit, MO; nine grandchildren, Becky (Mike) Evans of Chillicothe, MO, Koda DeWeese of Ludlow, MO, Chad (Juanita) Montgomery of Texas, Nicole (Justin) Charlton of Marshall, MO, Billie Jean (Ryan) of Carrollton, MO, Heather (Brian) Maddux of Breckenridge, MO, Holly (Norman) Leakey of Cameron, MO, Daniel (Linda) Darrah of Holt, MO, and David Darrah of Lee’s Summit, MO; he is also survived by numerous Great-grandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild.

Arrangement under the direction of Breshears Memorial Chapels.

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