Delma Marie (Sams) Hughes

September 28, 1930October 10, 2021

Delma M. Hughes, age 91 of Kettering, passed into the arms of Christ on October 10, 2021.

Born in Dayton to the late Russell and Mary Sams, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Charles K. Hughes, granddaughter Diana Osborne, and sisters Carol (Ashley) Page, Dorothy Muhlenkamp, and Eva (Fergie) Furgison. Left to cherish her memory are daughters Annette (Michael) Osborne and Evelyn (Kevin) Johnston; grandchildren Debbie (Jeff Sammons) and Lynn; great-grandchildren Mackenzie, Makayla, Hunter, Bentley, Colton, and Emma; nieces Peggy Sams (Craig Puterbaugh), Diana Page (Kate Borman), Karen Weller, Nancy (Tom) Marsden; nephew Steve (Sharon) Furgison, and a host of extended family and friends.

Delma retired after 30 years of distinguished federal service as a contract administrator with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, earning numerous performance awards. She enjoyed animals, nature, family gatherings, holidays, and annual camping trips to Cowan Lake. She was also known as a special friend to her cats.

Delma was the consummate mother and grandmother, bestowing tremendous affection toward her family and leaving a legacy of love and caring. Ultimately, God's divine plan allows us a finite time in life's journey, and we thank Him for gracing us with her presence.

Arrangements entrusted to Tobias Funeral Home - Belmont Chapel, 648 Watervliet Ave, Dayton, OH, 45420, where family will receive friends on Monday, October 18th from 11 AM to 12 PM. Funeral services will be conducted following the visitation. Interment will follow that day at Mt. Zion Park Cemetery.

Special blessings go to her daughters Annette and Evelyn, who provided Delma with a wealth of care. To leave an online condolence, please visit


18 October


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tobias Funeral Home

Belmont Chapel
648 Watervliet Ave
Dayton, Ohio 45420


Delma Marie (Sams) Hughes

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Lisa Michael

October 11, 2021

Evelyn & Annette
Your Mom & Dad were two of the nicest people that I've ever known. They always made you feel like you were part of the family. If Charlie would say something off the wall, she would laugh and say "Oh Charlie" etc... they were a hoot. Lots of good/crazy times at that house.
Love Lisa