Ramona R. Hughes

April 20, 1928April 12, 2021

Ramona R. Hughes, a resident of The Village at Penn State, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2021, at the spry age of 92. She was born in Clearfield, the daughter of the late Saul Dewey King Robinson and Matilda Marilyn (Patt) Robinson. Her family was the owner of Robinson’s clothing store on Market Street, Clearfield. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ronald, and sisters, Patricia Maurey and Elaine Halford. She and Ron were members of the Presbyterian Church of Clearfield, and were married there on March 22, 1951. Surviving are her daughters, Deborah Stewart and her husband Ken, of Bloomsburg, PA, and Michele Gainer and her husband Mark, of Lancaster, PA; three grandchildren: Brent Stewart and his wife Melissa of Greenville, SC, Bradley Stewart and his wife Lindsay, of Boynton Beach, FL, and Lindsay (Gainer) Attaway and her husband Matthew, of Issaquah, WA; and four great-grandchildren: Elle Stewart, Kate and Emma Stewart, and Seth Attaway. Ramona was a graduate of Clearfield High School and Drexel Institute of Technology. Following in her family’s tradition, Ramona worked at Brody’s, a women’s apparel store in town, and delighted in accessorizing everyone who walked through its doors. While living in Clearfield, she was also a Girl Scout leader for many years. After moving to State College, she worked at the Penn State Bookstore where she thoroughly enjoyed interacting with students. She was a volunteer at Mount Nittany Medical Center for over 30 years. She collected and delivered daffodils for cancer and loved being an ambassador for the Central PA Festival of the Arts. Whether she was working, socializing with friends and neighbors, or volunteering in the community, her greatest joy was being able to help anyone in need. A woman steeped in manners, always placing others first, has left us with a myriad of golden rules. One of her favorites was, “if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” She was an ardent Penn State fan, attending many sporting events, especially football, women’s basketball, and women’s volleyball. She and Ron were world travelers, enjoying cruises and the warmer breezes of Arizona and Florida. Ramona was an avid swimmer and loved her time with the ladies during water aerobics at The Village. The family would like to thank the staff at The Village and The Atrium for the loving care that Ramona received while a resident there. A private service and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Aid Society, 1008 S. 2nd St., Clearfield, PA 16830, the Centre County Youth Service Bureau, 325 West Aaron Drive, State College, PA 16803, or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 1100 N, Bethesda, MD 20814. Arrangements are under the care of the Bennett & Houser Funeral Home, Inc., Clearfield. To send online tributes go to or


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Barbara Rhine

April 28, 2021

Ramona and Ron(?) were great friends of "Jack" and "Liz" Rhine, my parents. Couldn't go shopping without seeing them, especially with Dad the day before Christmas. I barely remember them, but heard the names at home from Mom in particular in the post-Rhine's Tobacco Store-era. My deepest sympathy to all the family and may your memories keep your hearts cheered.

Russell Bloom

April 22, 2021

I first met Ramona 57 years ago (I'm 57). Ms, Ramona in Brody's was the lady my grandmother and mother sought for the latest styles. Chirstmas shopping with my father for my mother's Pendelton suit - it was Ramona who knew the right outfit for under the tree. Throughout our jounrney the roads we traveled, including the Penn State Bowl tours and concerts at Penn State, intersected many times in the past 30 years. Ron and Ramona always greeted everyone with a smile and a good laugh. Sweet dreams, Ms. Ramona, sweet dreams.

Michelle Siruc

April 20, 2021

I worked at The Village from 2007-2009 and fondly remember Ramona and Ron. They were always very sweet people. I always enjoyed having chats with them when they came by the front desk on their way to dinner or to go out on a trip. Both will be dearly missed.

Charles (Chick) King. Village of Penn State

April 20, 2021

My Sympathy to Ramona’s Family
Ramona and I were good friends here at The Village at Penn State. We were partners at our exercise class. She always shared funny comments and stories.
In Ramona’s memory I am contributing $100.00 to the PSU Nancy S. King Trustees Scholarship.
Again, my Sympathy
Chick (Charles) King