Eleanor Hughes

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Eleanor S. Hughes, 90, of Columbia, formerly of Gladstone, died Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at the Boone Hospital Center, Columbia. She was born March 5, 1921, in Jefferson City, the daughter of Leo F. Volkmer and Sophia M. (Klimas) Volkmer. On June 7, 1951, in Jefferson City, she married William Palmer Hughes, and he preceded her in death on October 5, 2011. Mrs. Hughes was a homemaker. She was an accomplished artist, an excellent seamstress and an avid reader. She was a member of the St. Charles Parish, Gladstone. She will be dearly missed by her family and all her friends including Barbara Mitchell, Mary Montgomery, Betty Funderbunk-Volkmer, Mary Dobbins, and past neighbors, Leland and Jeanie Buckallew, and many other acquaintances at the Garden Village and Candlelight Lodge Apartments. Survivors include a son, Ron Rowland and his wife, Diana, Columbia; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Angeline Volkmer-Dirckx; and two brothers, Don Volkmer and Bill Volkmer. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2012, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, at a later date. Condolences may be left online at

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