Roger D. Hughes

1955 - 2021


Roger Dale Hughes, age 65, of Macy, Indiana died at 2:49 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana on Sunday, July 18, 2021.

He was born to Clyde Hughes, Jr. and Mary Alice (Sartin) Hughes on October 19, 1955 in Peru, Indiana.  He graduated from Peru High School in the class of 1974.

Roger married Rita K. Mathias on October 22, 1973 in Mexico, Indiana.  They were blessed with three children and made their home in Macy, Indiana for 45 years coming there from Peru, Indiana.

Among some of Roger’s jobs included; being a produce manager, factory worker at Bendix Abrasives of North Manchester for 12 years and 17 years at Peru Hardwood.

Roger was an IU sports fan and Indianapolis Colts fan.

Surviving Roger is his wife: Rita Hughes of Macy, Indiana; (1) son: Ryan Dale Hughes (spouse Julie) of Macy, Indiana; (1) daughter: Rachel Kay Hester (spouse Matt) of Rochester, Indiana; (5) brothers: Rick (spouse Alice) Hughes of Peru, Indiana; JR (spouse Sandy) Hughes of Peru, Indiana; Charlie (spouse Jean) Hughes of Peru, Indiana; Tim (spouse Marion) of Kentucky; David Hughes of Peru, Indiana; (7) sisters: Sue Warth of Florida; Jane VanCamp of Missouri; Beth Scavo of Des Moines, Iowa; Sarah Mensing of Ohio; Lana (spouse Ken) Green of Des Moines, Iowa; Sharon (spouse Rudy) Crabtree of Nashville, Indiana; Jovanna (spouse Bill) Weeks of South Carolina; (1) sister-in-law: Mary Hughes of Michigan; (4) grandchildren.

Preceding Roger in death are his parents; son, Randy Lee Hughes; brother, Jack Hughes

There will be no services at this time with burial in the Gilead Cemetery at a later date.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Roger Hughes, memorial contributions may be made to the Miami County Community Foundation directed to the Randy L. Hughes Scholarship Fund.  Address:  13 East Main Street, Peru, Indiana  46970.

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The staff of Earl-Love Funeral Home considers it a privilege and honor to care for the family of Roger Hughes.



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Jason Yocum

July 29, 2021 12:18 AM

Time spent with Roger and family at the lodge was very entertaining. I appreciated him as a coach and always enjoyed stopping by the house. Condolences to the family as we were all blessed to have known Roger he lit up the room.

Brook Leffel

July 21, 2021 12:01 PM

Thank you for the memories, the laughs, and the fun times Mr. Roger Hughes.
Brook Leffel

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Betty A LEE

July 20, 2021 11:04 AM

So Sorry to hear this my heart goes out to his family and brothers & Sisters  it  hard when we lose a family member and we have to know that  we never know when God will call us  I know Roger is now with his Son and family and one day we will see him again rest in peace Roger . You will be miss dearly  Love you cousin !!!  Betty & Bob & Chris Lee family 

Betty A LEE

July 20, 2021 10:46 AM

Rhonda Winkler

July 19, 2021 10:57 PM

Rita, Ryan, And Rachel, I’m sorry to hear this, we all had some great memories back in the day, I love you all, and am thinking of you, Roger was a good friend of Jeff’s, he was so funny and loud ! I will cherish those memories.

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