SIOUX FALLS — Angeline Hughes, 93, of Sioux Falls and formerly of Huron, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Village at Sioux Falls.
Her funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 15, at the Kuhler Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be begin at 10 a.m. Monday until the time of the service at the Kuhler Funeral Home.
Angeline Siciliani Hughes was born February 25, 1925, in Cook County, Chicago, Ill., the first-born to Vito N. Siciliani and Lucy R. (Paoletta) Siciliani. Angeline received her education in the public schools in Chicago and Oak Park, Ill. She was employed at the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago prior to her marriage to R. Frank Hughes December 2, 1944. The couple made their first home in Chicago where Mr. Hughes was stationed in the U.S. Navy. In July of 1946, they moved to Huron where they owned and operated Frank’s Photo House for more than forty-five years. Angeline was a receptionist and oil colorist in the photo business. Later, she was employed as a clerk/typist for the Huron Hospital and the Bradfield-Leary Center until her retirement in 1995.
As a long-time member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Huron, she served as a church school teacher, church choir member, and a vice-president of UCW. She held membership in Mizpah Chapter # 9, OES, and was Worthy Matron in 1975. She made Sioux Falls her home in October of 1996, and transferred her memberships to Sioux Falls Jasper Chapter #8, where she received her OES 50-year pin, Ashrama Chapter Daughters of the Nile, and the Shrine Auxiliary.
As a member of First Baptist Church of Sioux Falls, she was instrumental in organizing, knitting, and crocheting more than 100 prayer shawls for its prayer shawl ministry. In 2006, she moved to the Bergeland Center Apartments, and was active in the knitting program at Active Generations. Since May of 2017, she has resided at the Good Samaritan Village. Angeline passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018, having reached the age of 93 years. The family gratefully thanks the staff at the Village for the care they gave her.
Grateful for having shared in her life are her family including daughter, Charlyse Anne (Wilton) Cade of Sioux Falls; granddaughter, Sandra Anne (Kyle) Eller and great-granddaughters, Elisabeth Anne and Maria Anne of Duluth, Minn.; and grandson, Dr. Mark (Jennifer) Cade and great-granddaughter, Ellie Rene of Omaha, Neb.; son, Frank Douglas (Kristin) Hughes of Naomi, S.D.; granddaughter, Meghan Elisabeth (Nick) Geiken and great-grandson, Calvin Douglas Geiken of Sioux Falls; and grandson, Jared Douglas Hughes of Cherokee, Iowa; son, John Robert (Beth) Hughes of Sioux Falls; and grandsons, Capt. Elliott Michael (Alice) Hughes of St. Louis, Mo., Stuart John (Nevada) Hughes and great-grandsons, Jameson John Hughes and Clark Gabriel Hughes of Sioux Falls, and Evan David Hughes of Sioux Falls. Survivors also include Angeline’s sister-in-law, Virginia (John) Siciliani, and Siciliani family nieces and nephews of Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, R. Frank Hughes, a WWII Navy Veteran, in 1993; her parents; three brothers, Joseph Michael Siciliani, George Michael Siciliani, and John Vito Siciliani; granddaughter, Kira Anna Hughes; great-granddaughter, Anna Grace Eller; nephew, Jim Joseph Siciliani and his son Nicholas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Active Generations Meals on Wheels Program or a charity of donor’s choice.