Margaret Alice HughesDecember 30, 1916 ~ February 8, 2017 (age 100)
Hughes, Margaret Alice, 100, resident of the Randall Residence, Tipp City, Ohio, passed away peacefully on February 8th, 2017, at Hospice of Miami County, at Upper Valley Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Alice resided for most of her life in Bethel Township, Miami County Ohio. She had lived with her daughter, Kathyleen, in Michigan for five years, prior to moving back to Tipp City, Ohio, in 2016. Alice was born on December 30, 1916, in Springfield, Ohio, the second child of Clifford Oran and Emma (Schwartz) Shaneyfelt. Her mother, Emma, died in 1923 when Alice was six years old. Alice and her sister Charlotte were raised by their grandparents Charles and Cora (Harris) Shaneyfelt while their father, Clifford, worked in Dayton. Alice graduated, in 1934, from Bethel High School, Miami County, Ohio. She married Percy Palmer Hughes, and together they raised three children, Christine, Ronald, and Kathyleen. Alice and Percy were instrumental in starting the Bethel Township Fire Department and Auxiliary. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She loved to travel, play Euchre, and at the age of 75 took up playing golf, but later gave it up for health reasons. Alice began working for the New Carlisle-Bethel School (Tecumseh) Board of Education in Clark County, Ohio in 1956. She retired after 25 years of service as the Secretary Treasurer. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Percy, her parents, her sister, daughter Christine Argea, and granddaughter Gina Escovedo. Alice is survived by her son Ronald (Joanne) Hughes of Tipp City, Ohio, daughter Kathyleen (James) Madden of Burlington, Michigan. Surviving grandchildren are: Terry (Larry) Kinder of Ellenton, FL, Craig (Carol) Booher of Corinth, MS, Kirk (Janet) Hughes of Ft. Wayne, IN, Brent (Marla) Hughes of Tipp City, OH, Richard (Adin) Madden of Brighton, MI, Michael (Timothy) Madden of Burlington, MI, Thomas (Susanne) Madden of Phoenix, AZ, numerous great and great-great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. The family would like to thank Randall Residence and Hospice of Miami County at UVMC, for their kind and gentle care for Alice. A celebration of Alice's life will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Noon in TROSTEL, CHAPMAN, DUNBAR & FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, 507 W. Jefferson Street, New Carlisle, Ohio, with family friend, Rev. Shirleyanne Zobian, officiating. Family and friends will be greeted beginning at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in New Carlisle Cemetery.