Marjorie Nell Hughes, 90

Marjorie Nell Hughes, 90, formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away at 3:02 a.m.
on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at the Heritage House of Greensburg. She was born
February 25, 1932 in Westport, the daughter of Orval Maurice and Lorine B.
(Wood) Hughes. She had been a resident of Crawfordsville the majority of her life. She
graduated from Zenas High School in 1949. She received her Bachelor’s in
Elementary Education from Indiana State University in 1953, and went on to
receive her Master’s Degree from Indiana State University in Counseling.
Marge taught for 41 years before retirement. She taught 5 th grade in Richmond,
Sandcreek and the Laboratory School in Terre Haute at Indiana State University
while she finished her Master’s Degree. In 1961 she was hired as a counselor at
Tuttle Junior High in Crawfordsville, where she was also a successful volleyball
coach and helped with track and field. After many years she moved to the
elementary schools to establish a counseling program until she retired in 1994.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crawfordsville, where she was
part of their staff working with the Grief Recovery Group. She enjoyed reading
and gardening. Survivors include her sister-in-law, Alice Hughes of Westport;
her niece, Lori (Mitch) Nobbe; her nephew, Timothy (Norma) Hughes of Greensburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, James M. Hughes & Oscar
C. “Bud” Hughes and her sister, Martha Hughes. Funeral services will be
conducted at 2:00 p.m. on October 25, 2022 at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home
with Rev. Terry Canfield officiating. Burial will follow at the Union Flat Rock
Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to service on
Tuesday. Online condolences can be made to the family at

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