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Nina Sue Hughes, 75, a lifetime resident of Martinsville, passed from this life on March 25th, 2012at 9:45 am at the Grandview Health & Rehabilitation Center in Martinsville.

She was born May 14, 1936 in Martinsville, IN to the late Walter and Mary (Bain) Champlin.

Mrs. Hughes worked as a floral designer for 30 years, working for Gano's Flower Shop and Kroger, both in Martinsville and Kroger, Bud & Bloom, Cobwebs & Roses and Mooresville Flower Shop, all in Mooresville and Reids Flower Shop in Camby. She also farmed for many years with her late husband.

She graduated from Martinsville High School with the Class of 1954 and she was a former member of the Mooresville Ladies Eagles.

She enjoyed mushroom hunting, playing softball, gardening, flower arranging, farming and dancing.

She married Gary Jay Hughes on March 19th, 1955; he preceded her in death on November 8th, 1973. She leaves behind two daughters, Michelle Jean "Micky" Demaree and her companion, Richard H. Harris of Springville, IN and Rhonda Fitzpatrick and her husband, Greg of Martinsville, two sons, Gary Mark Hughes and his wife, Penny of Martinsville and Michael Jay Hughes of Indianapolis, eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Andrew Dishman, one brother, Maurice Allen Champlin and two sisters, Betty Jean Conwell and Ruth Remington.

Friends are invited to visit on Friday, March 30th from 4-6 pm at Neal & Summers Funeral & Cremation Center, Martinsville. A celebration of life memorial service will begin Friday at 6 pm at the funeral home.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.nealandsummers.com

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