Ruby Lee Hughes, 89, of New Kensington passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 6, 1930 in New Kensington to the late Rev. George and Katie Mae Stoudemire Houser.
Ruby was an employee at Georgia Manor Nursing Home for many years before she moved on to work at Oakmont Nursing Home. Ruby loved singing. She was a lifelong member of the First Church of God, New Kensington, where she sang in the church choir, served on the missionary board, worked with the youth, and was a deaconess. She was a great cook and knew how to make the best caramel icing cake and rice pudding. She enjoyed working outside in her yard and cleaning. She loved watching and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her two sons, Milton C. (Patricia) Hughes of Arnold, PA and Herbert T. (Shirley) Hughes of New Kensington, PA; grandchildren, Howard A. (Johanna) Hughes of Perth Amboy, NJ, Antowand D. (Temetris) Harris of Charlotte, NC, Nikita (Jack) Hughes of Arnold, PA, Nina M. (Christopher) Martin of New Kensington, PA, Jason S.E. (Kirsten) Hughes of Arnold, PA, Latoya L. Hughes of Gaithersburg, MD, and Joe Hughes of Arnold, PA; brothers, James (Shirley) Houser or New Kensington, PA, Thomas (Synobia) Houser of New Kensington, PA, and Gerald (Linda) Houser of New Kensington, PA; and a host of great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 22 years, Howard. A. Hughes Sr.; son Howard A. “Punch” (Maria) Hughes II; daughter, Melissa D. Jones; and siblings, George Jr., Grady, Bill, Mary, Birdalee, Clarence, John, Robert, and Howard Houser.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, June 6 from 10-12 PM in the Ross G. Walker Funeral Home Ltd, 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where a funeral service will immediately follow at 12 PM. Rev. Deborah Ayers will officiate. Due to the current social restrictions from Covid-19, and respect for the family, only 25 people will be permitted in the funeral home at one time. Please wear a mask. Leave an online condolence at www.rossgwalker.com.
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