Mary Hughes


Mary Ann Hughes, 84, of Eldon, IA passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 under the care of Hospice of Davis and Wapello Counties in Ottumwa, IA. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Cranston Family Funeral Home in Eldon, IA with Pastor John Cooper officiating. Burial will be held in the Eldon Cemetery immediately following the service. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Cranston Family Funeral Home and last until the time of service. Memorial contributions in Mary Ann’s honor may be directed to Hospice of Davis and Wapello County or to the Heartland Humane Society. Friends may sign the online guestbook at

Mary Ann Hughes was born on March 19, 1935 in Eldon, IA to Elmer and Icel Sconce Cox. She grew up in Eldon graduating with the Eldon High School Class of 1952. During her time there she met Glenn Hughes, and the two began their story together. They were married on December 27, 1957 at the Eldon Methodist Church. Glenn was stationed in Arkansas with the United States Army, so they spent their first year there before returning home to Eldon. Together they became the loving parents of two daughters, Shelly and Lori. Mary Ann worked as a stay at home mom and helped Glenn with the Hughes Bros. Grocery in Eldon. She not only took care of things at home but also helped at the store in the bakery. Mary Ann loved animals, riding her bicycle, and looking at flowers and plants. She always cherished time spent with family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who will be deeply missed.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, four siblings, Martin “Mart” Cox, Dwight “Dit”Cox, Kenneth “Red” Cox, and David Cox, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Left to share her story is her loving husband, Glenn Hughes of Eldon, IA; two daughters, Shelly Hughes of Eldon, IA and Lori (Scott) Mosher of Eldon, IA; four grandchildren, Jason McDaniel, Ashley McDaniel, Brandon Mosher, and Justin Mosher; three great grandchildren, Kinzer McDaniel, Kaizley McDaniel, Kaylin Mosher, and one on the way, Brinley Ann Mosher, as well as many extended family and friends.

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