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Noel Johnson Hughes
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Obituary for Noel Johnson Hughes

Noel Johnson Hughes, of Springfield, MO, departed this life on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Maranatha Village at the age of 89 years.

He was born on May 8, 1928 in Arcola, MO to Noel G. and Marie (Johnson) Hughes. Noel served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Betty Jean Murray on May 25, 1956 in Springfield, MO. Noel was as a school administrator for many years. He also was an ordained minister for the Assembly of God Church for many decades.

Noel loved his family, his girls and their husbands, and all his grandchildren fiercely. He is fondly remembered as, “Dad, Daddy, Papa, and Grandpa.” Noel always had a listening ear, giving sound and sage advice. Closing each conversation with I love you, a hug, and a kiss. Our dad taught us how to love deeply, live our passion, and to follow our dreams. First and foremost he taught us to have a relationship with God, to trust and believe, and to never lose our faith. This is our father’s legacy.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Noel and Marie Hughes; and his wife, Betty Hughes.

Survivors include five daughters, Laura Putnam of Springfield, MO, Sharon Hughes of Springfield, MO, Debbie Risner and husband Jay of Springfield, MO, Susie Jines and husband Brad “Doc” of Troy, MO, and Becky Mitchell and husband Steven of Independence, KS; one brother, Dwain Hughes and wife Nadine of South Greenfield, MO; one sister, Sue Carter of Dallas, TX; thirteen grandchildren, Rachel Burgess, Ariel de Neves, Nathanael Putnam, Tonya Egger, Shauna Whidden, Clayton Risner, Jjay Risner, Mersadie Risner, Hannah Witt, Samuel Jines, Marissa Mitchell, Caleb Mitchell, and Jacob Mitchell; seventeen great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Greenfield Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenfield Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Young Life. Online condolences may be shared at Services are under the care of Greenfield Funeral Chapel.

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Greenfield Funeral Chapel

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Greenfield, MO 65661





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Greenfield Funeral Chapel

61 N. Allison,
Greenfield, MO 65661

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Greenfield Cemetery

White St.
Greenfield, MO 65661


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