Harold D. Hughes, 64, Cheney died Sat., May 11, 2013 at Via Christi-St. Francis, Wichita. Harold was born in Concordia, Kan. to Billie M. & Iona “Tootie” (Berggren) Hughes.
 Harold graduated from Jamestown High School. He married Virginia L. Carter on Sept. 4, 1970. Harold operated Jamestown Implement Co. from 74-79 and then worked for Werner Bros. & Kling Motors. Harold then worked for Pueblo Chemical for the next 25 years until illness forced him to retire.
 Survivors include his wife, Virginia, of Cheney; sons, Harold II & wife Jami, Kingman; Jim & wife Jaime, Cheney; & Brett, Cheney; mother, Iona “Tootie” Johnson & husband Glenn, Beatrice, Neb.; brother Billie & wife Jolene, East Moline, Ill.; sister, Jeanie Emerson & husband Don, Benton; grandchildren, Elijah, Jacob, Desirah, Hayley & Hope Hughes & Zachary, Peyton & Parker McClellan;  stepbrothers, Dave Johnson, Garden City, Jerry Johnson, Seattle, Wash. & Jeff Johnson, Kearney, Neb. & stepsisters, Nancy Zobel, Omaha, Neb. & Judy Walz, Covington, La. He was preceded in death by his father Billie & sister, Donita Roche.
 Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wed. May 15 at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Whitley officiating. Burial will follow the services at the Jamestown Cemetery, Jamestown. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with the family greeting from 7-8 p.m. Tues. at the funeral home. The family suggest memorials to the Donor’s Choice in care of the funeral home. for online condolences, please visit www.chaputbuoy.com.



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