Barbara Gail Hughes, 72

Barbara Gail Hughes, 72, of Wabash died at 12:25 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at her residence.  She was born Nov. 28, 1947, in Orlando, Fla., to James F. and Dorothy L. (Sweat) Beasley.

She married Lawrence D. "Larry" Hughes in Cocoa, Fla., on Jan. 11, 1966. Barb retired from Wabash Walmart after 10 1/2 years. She was a member of Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church. Barb enjoyed gardening, sewing, traveling, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Lawrence D. "Larry" Hughes of Wabash; son, Rob (Dawn) Hughes and grandson, Derrick Hughes, both of Indianapolis; and her sister, Virginia Hathaway of Okeechobee, Fla.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandson, Jacob Hughes, who died December 10, 2016; a brother, Wally Beasley; and her sister, Frankie Archie.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 8, 2020, at Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church, 129 Southwood Drive, Wabash, with Pastor Terry Hinds officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 3-7 pm on Friday, August 7, 2020, at the church.

Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is American Kidney Association or Riley Hospital for Children.

The memorial guest book for Barbara may be signed at

Posted on 2020 Aug 06