My neighbor for twenty years, Norman Hughes, who lived but 150 feet from my home in Covington, Indiana, passed away on Sunday:
Norman Dale Hughes, 71, of Covington, died unexpectedly Sunday (Aug. 1, 2004) at home.
He was born Nov. 1, 1932, in Covington, the son of Oscar and Gladys Hershberger Hughes and was a life resident of Veedersburg and Covington.
He was a 1950 graduate of Veedersburg High School and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was employed many years at Fountain County Co-op in Veedersburg and the VA Hospital in Danville in maintenance, where he retired. His memberships include: First Baptist Church where he served as a trustee, VFW Post #2395, American Legion Post #350, Fountain Democrat Club and Covington Senior Citizens. He was an avid Cubs fan.
Norman married Donna Dewlen on Oct. 26, 1958, at Covington. She died June 10, 2001. Surviving is a daughter, Sarah (Tim Taflinger) Keller of Catlin, Ill.; two grandsons, Jacob and Cole Keller; mother-in-law, Lenore Dewlen of Covington; a brother, Dean (Shelby) Hughes of Attica; an aunt, Goldie Yerkes of Danville, Ill.; and several cousins. His parents preceded him in death.
Unfortunately, it was my brother Steve who found Norman’s body.
In all of the years I knew Norman, I never knew that he was a veteran of the Korean War – and a Navy Vet at that.