FARMINGTON – Allia Mae Hughes, 84, of Farmington, died Saturday August 12, 2017 at Southbrook Skilled Nursing and Rehab. Her journey began on June 17, 1933 in Farmington where she was born to the late Orville R. Hamm and Addie M. (Wells) Hamm.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Hughes was preceded in death by her best friend and husband of 46 years, Ralph “RK” Hughes, Jr. in 1996; a sister, Lottie M. Smith and two brothers, Richard Eugene Hamm and Infant, James Hamm.
Survivors include her three beloved children and their spouses, Sharon (Terry) Wallace of Knob Lick, Ralph (Maria) Hughes, III of Fredericktown, and Judy (Paul) Kinneman of Knob Lick; six grandchildren, Anthony (Kara) Wallace, Chad (Christa) Wallace, Kathleen (Jerry Link) McDaniel, Deidre (Iurii) Semibratov, Corum (Molly) Hughes and Allison (Jimmy) Morey; six great grandchildren, Lilly, McKennah, Braxton, Ryder, Andrew and Johnathan; numerous nieces, nephews and good friends.
Allia Mae grew up in the Hollowcamp area south of Farmington where she attended Cartee School, a one room school house. She walked three miles every day back and forth to school. She and RK raised their family in Fredericktown where she was a stay-at-home mother to her children and was a babysitter to many whom she nurtured and loved as her own.
She taught Sunday School for many years at Knob Lick Church of God where she had been a long time member. She also enjoyed being a member of the Church Womens’ group. When her children were older, Allia Mae went to work for the Madison County Health Department where she retired from after 25 dedicated years. A talented seamstress, Allia Mae enjoyed quilting, reading, watching old Westerns and just sitting on her front porch watching the world go by.
A graveside service for family and friends was held August 18 at Knob Lick Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Hall officiating.