She was born May 5, 1948, in Brazil, the daughter of Gerald and Phyllis Powell Bales.
She graduated from Brazil High School.
She worked as a dietician in area healthcare nursing facilities. She was married to Calvin Hughes, who survives her.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jim Bales, who died in 1984.
She is survived by her husband Calvin, daughter Shannon Morgan and husband Jeff, sons Brian and Dustin Hughes, all of Indianapolis, sisters Sherry Daniels and husband George, Orlando, Fla., and Connie Trout, Brazil, and grandchildren Ashley and Ryan Hughes.
Visitation will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, July 8, at Moore Funeral Home, in Brazil, with funeral services Wednesday at 2 p.m.
Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd St., New York, N.Y., 10128-6804.
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