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Louise Hughes


Louise Hughes, 90, of Indianapolis, formerly of Versailles, passed away at 11am, Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at her home. She was born near Petersburg in Boone County, Kentucky on October 8, 1931 the daughter of Perry and Delores Able Batchelor. She was married to Gordon Hughes on October 16, 1948 and he preceded her in death on August 4, 2006.


Survivors include four daughters Sally (Robert) Wetzler of Versailles, Ethel Snyder of Grandview, Washington, Joy (Ken) Cappel of Indianapolis, and Dawn (Chris) Kamman of Greenwood; 18 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren; one brother Clarence ( Madelyn) Batchelor of Moores Hill. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Virginia Risk, her brothers Perry Batchelor, Edward Bender, and James Knue, and her sister Virginia Craigmile.


Mrs. Hughes was a former employee of US Shoe in Osgood, Osgood Plastics, and for several years worked as a waitress at the Colonial Cottage Restaurant in Versailles. She enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles and was an accomplished seamstress, sewing many dresses for her daughters when they were children. Louise was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church.


Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with Louise’s nephew Rev. Sherman Hughes of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship officiating. Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Garden near Madison. Memorials may be given to the Bear Creek Baptist Church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.