Shawnee Lynn (Earl) Hughes, 50, Mentone, died at 3:30 p.m., March 14, 2017, at her residence. She had been in declining health for the past several years.
On Jan. 24, 1967 in Warsaw, she was born to Albert Earl and Jennie (Lee) Earl. Shawnee had lived all of her life in the Atwood and Mentone community’s
On June 27, 1987 in Warsaw, she married Mark A. Hughes and together they shared nearly 30 years with each other.
Shawnee was a graduate of Tippecanoe Valley High School with the class of 1985. She then attended IUPUI in Indianapolis. In December, 1989 she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University. She was a member of the Warsaw Wesleyan Church, Warsaw.
Shawnee had worked at Lutheran Health Network KCH since 1990 starting as a Floor Nurse and ending as a Pre-Op Nurse. On Feb. 2, 2017 because of health issues she had to give up her job she had devoted her life to.
She is survived by her husband, Mark Hughes, Mentone; sons, Derek Alan Hughes, Winona Lake; and Patrick Lee Hughes, Mentone; her mother, Jennie Earl, Atwood; her sisters: Angela (A.J.) Himes, Claypool; Amie Rogers, Warsaw; her brother, Alan (Luella) Earl, Argos.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents and father, Albert Earl
Friends may visit with the family from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, March 19 at the Warsaw Wesleyan Church, 2402 W. Old Rd. 30; Warsaw. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday March 20 at the Warsaw Wesleyan Church, 2402 W. Old Rd. 30; Warsaw with Rev. Jarod Osborne. Burial will follow at the Harrison Center Cemetery, Etna Green.
Memorial contribution’s may be made to: Kosciusko County Special Olympics, Attn: Becky Walls; 6965 E. South Barbee Dr., Pierceton, IN 46562 or American Diabetes Association; 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900 Arlington, VA 22202
Arrangements by Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.