Lelia R Hughes obituary 1960-2023

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Mrs. Lelia R Hughes (Starcher), 72, of Waynesboro, PA passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2023, in her home.

Lelia R Hughes
Lelia R Hughes

Born December 16, 1960 in Waverly, WV, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Ruth (Brookover) Starcher.

She and her husband of over 33 years, Edward F. Hughes, were married on September 1, 1990.

Lelia was a military wife and was stationed with her husband in Japan, Chicago, Fort Ritchie, Cascade, MD and several other locations. She also worked for the United States Postal Service for several years until her retirement in 2005.

She was a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post #15 Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed being a Tanabata Ceremonial Dancer (Japan), crafts, gardening and cooking.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two step-daughters, Jennifer Wood (Cosbey) of Clayton, NC and Bernadette Hughes (Patrick) of Fort Lauderdale, FL; two step-grandchildren, Caitlyn Wood of Florida and Zachary Wood of Clayton, NC; her siblings, Virgil Starcher and Shelia Schollian, both of Parkersburg, WV; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Glenn Brookover.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday September 18, 2023 in Rouzerville Christian Church, 11977 Old Route 16, Rouzerville, PA with Pastor Laura Rager-Bulger officiating.

Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., Sunday afternoon, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital online here.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.


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