Janice Hughes

Celebration of life for 84-year Janice Hughes will be held Thurs, Jan 20, 2022 at 1:00 PM at the United Methodist Church in Crawford, NE.

Burial will be at the Crawford City Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wed, Jan 19, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Crawford.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Legend Buttes Golf Course in Crawford. Donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Janice G. (McMeekin) Hughes was born March 5, 1937 in Crawford, Nebraska to Lucille and Joe McMeekin. She passed away Jan 15, 2022, at Chadron Community Hospital in Chadron

Janice grew up on a ranch north of Crawford, and graduated from Crawford High School 1955. 1956 was a big year for her. In July, she was named the Crawford Rodeo Queen, then on August 12, she married Roger Hughes. Together they had three children.

Janice worked at King and Williams Drug Stores early on, then in 1967 she and Roger purchased Hudson Auto Supply, where they would work together for 33 years. 

She spent many hours on the road delivering parts to other towns, and doing the bookkeeping for the store.

They sold the store in 1999 and retired from work, but did not really retire. She spent many years traveling with Roger to their grandkids’ many sporting and other school events.

She loved to golf and play bridge and would spend many hours playing card games with her kids and grandkids. She loved her grandkids with a passion not many possess.

She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Roger; her children Rog (Laura) Hughes, Shari (Jeff) Schlichtemeier, and Rommie (Cherey) Hughes; grandchildren Madison Hughes, Laramie (Sam) Burki; Ethan, Claire and Evan Hughes; and great-granddaughter Morgan Burki.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Lucille McMeekin, her brother Gary McMeekin. and grandson Garrett Schlichtemeier.

Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of arrangements for Janice Hughes.