Florence M Hughes

July 1, 1917March 27, 2019

Florence Pipes was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to William Obediah Pipes and Mary E (McKeone) Pipes on July 1, 1917. After attending high school, she completed training in contometry. She met her husband David T Hughes and married in September 1939. Florence and her husband, David were involved in the music ministry at the churches they attended. They lived for a number of years in Rock Springs, New Mexico to work with the McCormick Family at the mission there. They moved back to Indiana and lived in Indianapolis while David worked for Blue and Company, Accountants. He retired, gardened and held services for the Church of God in their home in Lawrence, Indiana. It was always their intention to move to Shawnee, Oklahoma after retirement to continue to support Brother Smith and his family in the Golden Rule Home. Florence spent a number of years organizing morning devotions at the home as well as evening music and prayer. She continued even when she moved in as a resident. Florence was preceded in death by her husband, David, Sr.; son, David, Jr.; two brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Beth Worley; four grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. It is her wish to send money to the Shawnee Church of God that she attends for missions or building projects in lieu of flowers. A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Resthaven Funeral Home with interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. A visitation will be held 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Resthaven Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Florence M Hughes

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Elaine Pope

April 7, 2019

I knew Florence or Sister Hughes thru Sunnyside Church of God. A sweet and gentle woman and always kind. I was driving their car and her in the front seat with me and she was giving directions on how to turn a corner and stay on your side of the road. I will always remember her calmness riding with a teenage drver. Beautiful lady and a personality to match. God Bless you.

Mary Beth Worley

April 7, 2019

Mama loved everyone.
I don't remember her being unkind to anyone, ever.
She may have worried about family members that did not profess Christianity, but this too was love. She wanted to spend eternity with just everyone.
God, the Father, whom she prayed to daily finally called her home.
She was ready to go for about ten years, but God continued to use her on her earthly place to spread love and acceptance to so many various people, some of whom I will never know.
Love was her legacy.
Gentleness was her way.
She took Joy in every living creature.

Mary Beth