Jeanette Darliene Hughes, age 84, of Cashiers, NC, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Eckerd Living Center, Highlands, NC.
Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan, on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at11:00 A.M., with her nephew, Mr. Tom Harris officiating. Burial will take place at Ford Cemetery, Gratiot County, MI. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, from 3:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. at the funeral home
Jeanette was born in Elsie, MI on August 21, 1937, the daughter of Vern R. and Ruby E. (Debar) Somers. Jeanette graduated from Elsie High School, with the class of 1955. She then graduated from Michigan State University in 1959.
Jeanette married Ronald R. Truax on August 30, 1958. He passed away on January 27, 1983. On October 18, 1986, she married Robert A. Hughes. He passed away on August 17, 1994. In October 9, 1997, she married Eugene A. Mitchell. He passed away on February 27, 2011.
She had a deep love of music, singing in church choirs, was a flower gardener, and a member of the Madison Garden Club, quilted with the Pine Tree Craft and Quilters, decorated many wedding cakes, she enjoyed historical biographies, attended Friendship Sunday School at Madison Baptist Church, and could be a real contender in a game of Canasta and Bingo.
She is survived by her children: Dawn Miller of River Falls, WI,Monica Faley of Chinle, AZ, Wendy and Robert King of Cashiers, NC, Matthew and Midori Truax of Gifu, Japan; step-children: Kevin Hughes, Cyndi DeFore, Sharon Sasseen, David, Dan, Mark, and Brian Johnson; grandchildren: Luke Nirmaier, Danielle Olsgard, Benjamin Leyder, Eric Leyder, Thomas Mills, Shana Truax, Jessica Howard, Yukiko Okuzono, Hikari Mukaigawa; step-grandson Robert W. King, III; and great grandchildren: Truitt Howard, Ava Mills, Maggie and Genevieve Olsgard, and Takumi Okuzono; step-great-granddaughter Reagan King. She is also survived by her sisters: Ruth Harris of Chesaning, MI and Connie Correard of Arcadia, FL. Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents, three husbands: Ronald R. Truax, Robert A. Hughes, and Eugene A. Mitchell, brother Dean Somers and one sister Linda Angell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Eckerd Living Center in Highlands, NC, or Samaritan's Purse. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan.