“My grandmother was a wonderful strong woman who loved having her family around her. Through her ninety four years of life experiences she helped...Read More »
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“I honestly don't know where to begin. My grandmother has meant so much to me and has played such a role in my life. She has been a huge part of...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Jeremy Guy - Mentor, OH
“Mrs. Hughes (grandma) was always so kind. My sympathies to Uncle Dan, Lucille and Rickie. Love to you all.
3 of 4 | Posted by: Michelle Petrella - Weirton, WV
“Gertrude was such a lovely, strong woman. She has made an impact on many lives. We are fortunate to have gotten to know her...even for a short time.
4 of 4 | Posted by: Ron and Marala Schmucker - OH
Gertrude (nee: Holbrook) Hughes age 94 of Chardon died April 13, 2012 at her granddaughter's residence in Mentor. Born Feb. 3, 1918 in Thornton, KY to Abbot and Clemmey (nee: Tolliver) Holbrook, she was a longtime Chardon area resident. Gertrude Holbrook married Theodore Minton on Nov. 28, 1933. He preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 1947. She then married Kenneth Hughes on Oct. 28, 1950. He preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1960. Gertrude was a member of Whitesburg Presbyterian Church in Kentucky and attended Pilgrim Christian Church in Chardon where she baked for many church functions. She was employed for 16 years in the kitchen by Chardon Local Schools baking for the students; retiring in 1978. In her spare time, she enjoyed working in her garden, knitting, and working on jigsaw puzzles. She loved to not only work in her garden, but also teach her family and friends everything she knew dealing with flowers and gardening. Gertrude's passion was spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by son Daniel (Lynnie) Minton of Wadsworth; daughters Ricki (Wayne) Huron of Avon and Lucille Pringle of Mentor; sister Beatrice (Manie) Strouth of Pound, VA; 9 Grandchildren; 16 Great grandchildren; 5 Great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents; 1st Husband Theodore Minton and 2nd Husband Kenneth Hughes; brothers Robert, Marvin, Rufus and Mayo Holbrook; sister Mary H. Taylor and son-in-law William Pringle. Funeral services will be 1pm Wednesday April 18, 2012 at the Burr Funeral Home, 116 South Street, (St. Rt. 44, 500' south of Rt. 6/Chardon Square), Chardon. Visitation will be 11am-1pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chester Twp.. Donations are suggested to Pilgrim Christian Church 201 North Hambden St. Chardon, OH 44024.
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April 18, 2012
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11521 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, OH 44026
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