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Zoe Ann Hughes Hough

Oct 24, 2013

Funeral service for Zoe Ann Hughes Hough of Emmetsburg will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 23, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Depew. The Rev. David Moore will officiate. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Zoe Ann Hughes Hough, daughter of Pat and Edna (Hansen) Wood, was born Aug. 16, 1942 in Rolfe. She attended school in Rolfe, graduating from Rolfe High School in 1959.

Ann was united in marriage to Jerry Hughes in 1959 at the United Methodist Church in Rolfe. To this union a son, David and a daughter, Brenda were born. Ann and Jerry owned and operated the Rolfe Grocery Store for several years.

In 1983 Ann moved to Arizona and was married to Larry Hough in December. They made their home in Arizona where Ann was employed as a credit collector for a newspaper in Scottsdale.

In 1995, Ann moved to Emmetsburg, due to health reason and made her home at Lakeside Lutheran Home. She passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at the age of 71. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Sheila Cleavenger and Sally Hugh.

She is survived by her children, David Hough and his wife, Valerie of Cedar Rapids, and Brenda Ryen and her husband, Vern of Fenton; her grandchildren, Jamie Hughes (Shar), Andrew Hughes, Richie Hughes and Mindy Ryen; her first great grandchild which is due in January; a brother, Darrell Wood of Pocahontas; three sisters, Almoa Butterfield of Florida, Martha Girard of Iowa Falls, and Becky Hay of Tennessee; several nieces and nephews.

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