Mary Eloise Hughes, 89, of Indianapolis and formerly of Allendale, Illinois, passed away on December 17, 2022. She was born March 14, 1933, in St. Francisville, Illinois, daughter of the late Mitchell and Josephine Carmody Lewis. Eloise retired from the First National Bank, Allendale & Mt. Carmel, Illinois after 43 years. She was a member of The First Methodist Church in Allendale, Order of Eastern Star in Cisne, Illinois, American Legion Auxiliary and Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary #4167 in Beech Grove, Indiana.
Eloise is survived by her husband, Jackie L. Hughes, stepsons, Kenneth M. Hughes, Wayne A. Hughes, and Christopher L. Hughes. Christopher was very special to Eloise, and he will be remembered by family and friends as the person who gave his loving help and care to Eloise during her later years. Also, survivors include a sister-in-law, Norma Lewis; two nephews, Bernard A. (Sue) Lewis and Kenneth C. (Judy) Lewis; three nieces, Patricia Bone, Theresa (Larry) Sloss and Tamara (Mark) McFarland; several great nieces and nephews; and several friends, including a long-time friend Norma Wilson, caregiver, Pamela Brown and her loving cat, Dolly.
Eloise was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Kenneth M. (Wanda) Lewis and Bernard C. Lewis, and nephew, Clyde Lewis.
A visitation for Eloise will take place on Thursday, December 22, 2022, from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM at Little and Sons Funeral Home, 1301 Main Street, Beech Grove, Indiana 46107. A funeral service will immediately follow at 5:00 PM also at the funeral home.
Eloise will be laid to rest at Allendale Cemetery in Allendale, Illinois, on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at 12:00 PM EST.
Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Eloise’s family.
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