She was born Nov. 29, 1941, in Greencastle. She was raised as the daughter of Edward and Dorothy Kaelber. She graduated from Heltonville High School with the class of 1960. She married Stanley A. Hughes Nov. 6, 1960. He preceded her in death Sept. 13, 2005. She had worked at the Windbreaker Plant, Columbia Records and the Pillsbury Company. She was a member of the Heltonville Christian Church.
She married Larry McDonald on Jan. 24, 2009, in Magnolia, Texas.
She enjoyed traveling, working in her flower garden and spending time with friends and family. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and enjoyed attending her grandchildren's activities and sporting events. She was a fun-loving person who always brought laughter and smiles to those around her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Stanley, and grandson Zachary S. Minor.
She is survived by husband Larry McDonald, daughters Shelley (Jeff) Minor, Brazil, Anita (Jon) Russell, Brazil, and Pam (Andy) Craig, North Vernon, Ind., son Ed (Kim) Hughes, Brazil, grandchildren Hannah and Bryce Minor, Austin and Madison Russell, Danielle, Trevor, Tiffany and Derek Craig, Carrie (Greg) Lovett, and Travis, Shawn, and Heather Hughes, great-grandchildren McKenzie Lovett, brothers Robert (JoAnn) Sproles, Cecil Sproles, Ronald Sproles, sister Linda (Jim) Watson, brother-in-law Gary (Brenda) McDonald, and other extended family.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Friday, at Moore Funeral Home, and one hour before services Saturday. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, with Rev. Jim Fisher officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heltonville Christian Church, 6670 State Road 58 E., Heltonville, Ind. 47436.
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