Mary Elizabeth Hughes

August 5, 1966September 22, 2020

Urbandale, IA

Mary Hughes, 54, passed away September 22, 2020 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. A private family service will be held on October 1, 2020 at McLaren’s Funeral Home. Burial will be held afterwards at St. Charles Cemetery in Madison County, IA on October 1, 2020 at 3:00 PM.

Mary was born to Jerald and Marie White on August 5, 1966 in Osceola, IA. Mary attended Interstate 35 High School where she participated in softball and cheerleading. She graduated in 1984. Mary was a skilled billiard specialist. She participated in many tournaments and leagues, winning awards and trophies. Mary also enjoyed spending time with her partner, Jeremy and dog, Briggs. Mary was a loving mother and grandmother. Mary made many friends and will always be remembered for putting others first.

Mary is preceded in death by her mother, Marie.

Mary survives by her daughter, Ashley Richards; sons, Dylan and Hunter Hughes; step-son, Tim Watson; sisters, Julie, Marsha, and Dixie; father and step-mother, Jerald and Jeannie; step-father, Bob; grandchildren, Bailee and Mariah; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials for Mary can be made to the VA office of Iowa.


  • Private Family Service

    Thursday, October 1, 2020


  • Burial

    Thursday, October 1, 2020


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Laura Coyle

October 8, 2020

I worked with Mary for many years and she was always very positive and pleasant to be around. She will be missed.

Phil Jensen

October 7, 2020

So sorry to learn this. Mary was a terrific person to have on staff at the VA Central Iowa. We relied on her knowledge many times while trying to program our new exams. She was Always happy to get your call. I will miss seeing her bright smile here at work, she was truly one of the best, and will be missed.

Linda Ingram Morrow

October 2, 2020

I pray that Our Heavenly Father give you peace in the time of your loss, Mary was a loving person who treated everyone with respect. She will truly be missed.

Julie Adams

September 30, 2020

Rest in peace dear Sis, love you forever!

Carol Smith

September 28, 2020

I enjoyed working with Mary for many years at the VA. She was fun loving, outgoing and I loved her laugh. I am so sorry for her passing and my heart goes out to her family. May God give you peace during this difficult time.

Tammy Pierson

September 27, 2020

I worked with Mary on many projects at VACentral Iowa. She was always so patient and kind, knowledgeable and just a great person to work with. I’ll remember her fondly as a dedicated worker and a very sweet person. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Marilyn Schwab

September 24, 2020

So very sorry for your loss of Mary. She was a joy to work with at the VA. Always did her best to solve my problems and always time to chat and catch up on each other. This is a very great loss to the VA and I am sure to your family. Many blessings and I hope they ease your grief at this time♥️🇺🇸 Peace ❣️


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