Betty Jane Hughes

Oscoda, Michigan
October 26, 1927 - May 17, 2019

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Homes, Oscoda, Michigan


The family will welcome friends on Monday, May 20, 2019 from 1-4 PM at Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda, MI.

Obituary Notice

Age 91, of Oscoda, MI passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019 in Saginaw, MI. She was born on October 26, 1927 in Royal Oak, MI to the late Chester and Vera (Butcher) Craddock. Betty grew up in and around Rose City, MI where she also attended school. It was also in Rose City area where she met the love of her life, Jack Hughes. They were married on March 23rd, 1946 and were able to enjoy a wonderful life together while raising their family. Betty was a devoted wife and mother and it was a role she cherished the most. Every Wednesday she baked 5 loaves of bread, 2 trays of rolls and made bean soup for her family to enjoy together. Betty was a marvelous cook and made many meals for her family over the years from chicken spaghetti to homemade chicken and noodles to delicious roasts and swiss steak. They were all comfort foods. Those are some of the memories that her children will treasure forever. Betty loved to travel and one of her favorite adventures was traveling to Ireland with her daughter and granddaughter. She traveled to Alaska and Hawaii too. She also enjoyed going to lunch with her friends every Tuesday and going to the hair salon every Friday. Betty was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 274 where she held every office over the years; including President, Vice President, Treasurer and Chaplain. She was also the Legion Villa Chairman for for the state. Betty is survived by her children, Carolyn Mohr, Randy (Dianne Wilson) Hughes and Danny (Donna) Hughes; grandchildren, David, SuzAnna, Michael, Amy, Jamie, Kevin, Michelle, Jacqueline, Jeremy, Kelly and Kathryn; great-grandchildren, Alex, Oliver, Jaylin, Carter, Joshua, Miranda, Michael, Niklas, Gabriella, Breanna, Jeremy D, Dereck, Cody, Albert Danny, Stella Jean, and great-great-granddaughter, Issibella. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack P. Hughes; son, Jerry Hughes; son-in-law, David Mohr and 9 siblings. The family will welcome friends on Monday, May 20, 2019 from 1-4 PM at Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda, MI. Interment will follow the time of visitation in Oscoda Pinecrest Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association. You may leave your condolences online at


Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.


Pinecrest Cemetery, Oscoda, Michigan


So very sorry for your loss, Betty was a wonderful person.
— edward Kirk craddock
So sorry for your loss, Mrs. Hughes was wonderful!
— Shelia Minetola
I was saddened to hear of Aunt Betty's passing. She was such a sweet and gracious lady. I loved how her eyes danced when she smiled. I am so sorry for your loss :(
— Laurie Craddock Riddle
Summer break at Van Etten lake and grandma cooking the fish we caught off the dock. Trips to the beach, 4th of July parades, Christmas, Thanksgiving, bingo, food, fun and family. My childhood is filled with memories of Grandma Betty. She loved and spoiled her grandchildren and showed it with a healthy stock of sugary cereal (we were not allowed to have at home) in her pantry, care packages with her homemade cookies sent in college, late night hamburgers and pizzas growing up and trips to the “dime store” in downtown Oscoda to buy toys every summer. My adulthood is filled with memories of her love (including a birthday card at 48) and attention to her great-grandchildren. I miss you grandma, thank you for the gift of your love.
— David Mohr

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