It is with great sadness that I must announce that my mother, Jacqueline J. (Blackford) Hughes has passed away unexpectedly but peacefully, Sunday, December 27, 2020. Jackie is the daughter of the late Maurice and Effie Mae (Hendren) Blackford. She was born in Greenfield, Indiana February 16, 1934. Jackie met and married her husband, Donald P. Hughes, a soldier then at Fort Atterbury, after a whirlwind courtship of just three months. Together until March of this year when he passed away just short of their 69th wedding anniversary. Best friends for life, you never saw one of them without the other. I would say that she died of a broken heart. She passed away nine months to-the-day of Donald.
Jackie worked for Moonlight Mushrooms (BCMF) for 25 years and retired from there in 1989.
Wonderful mother of 2 children, son Donald E. Hughes and Joyce E. (Hughes) Schiebel of Harrison. Grandmother of Shannon, Alaina, Donna, Jacqueline, DJ, Caitlin and Erin. Great Grandma to Hannah and Olivia, Mimi to Alyssa and Dalton and Gigi to Emma.
Jackie is survived by her daughter Joyce and son in law Alan F. Schiebel. Her sister, Janice Kay (Les) Helms, a brother Robert (Janice) Blackford and youngest sister Connie Jo, all of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Loved ones who passed before her, husband Donald P. 2020, Donald E. 2007, Alaina D. 2001, her brothers, George, Paul, Junior, Bradley and Norman Blackford and sisters, Barbara, Dorothy, Mary and Betty all of Indiana.
Due to the pandemic, services are private for her immediate family. Jackie, Don and their granddaughter Alaina will be buried together. Arrangements by Fox Funeral Home.
Please remember Jackie as she was, beautiful, kind and a friend to everyone she met. “I love you more.”
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