Sandra Kay Hughes

February 28, 1945 - March 4, 2020

Obituary Notice

On March 4, 2020, Sandra (Sandy) K. Hughes (Steinhoff), formerly of Bay City and Omer, Michigan, began her next journey.
Sandy was born on February 28, 1945 in Bay City, to Wayne and Virginia (Hall) Steinhoff. In 1963, she graduated from Bay City Handy High School. She was married to Donald F. Hughes, also from Bay City on December 14, 1968. Their life together created two sons, Jeffery Allen Hughes of Essexville, Michigan and Robert Frank Hughes, of Fairgrove, Michigan. They resided in Omer, MI, from 1977 until 2016. She was preceeded in death by both parents, step father Frank Shimunec, brothers DeWayne (Sharon) Steinhoff, Richard (Joann) Steinhoff and John (Ellen) Steinhoff, and sisters, LaDoris (Kip) Fuller, Carol (Lyle) Sylvester, Virginia (Lester) Behmlander and Judy (Ervin) Kuch.
Sandy was always known as the mother figure for all who spent time with her, and as the one of the crazy aunts to the famly that surrounded her. Known for her playful demeanor, it was always easy and enjoyable being in her presence. Her neices, nephews and grandchildren were always drawn by her love and ability to have fun and a great time.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Donald Hughes, and her two sons, Jeffery Hughes and Robert (Martha) Hughes. Also, left to cherish her memory are her sister Sally (Dan) Sylvester of Glennie, MI, brother in-law Ervin (Judy) Kuch of Bay City, MI, sisters in-law Sharon (DeWayne) Steinhoff of Rochester, NY, and Ellen (John) Steinhoff of Bay City, MI, as well as many neices, nephews and three grandchildren.
According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial servcie and celebration of life will be announced at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN, 38148-0142, or call 800-822-6344 or visit – Reference Memorial ID# 11956315


Aunt Sandy you are missed so much already and it has only been a few days. You were a "second" mother to us and we have so many wonderful memories of you that we will cherish forever. God got a good one when he took you home. Love and prayers to Uncle Don, Jeff, Bobby, Martha, Brianne, Mallory and Emma. Until we see you again.....
— Brett & Tanya Bushong
Dear Bob and Family:
I’m so sorry to learn of your family’s tremendous loss. I know there is little to be said or done to assuage the pain you’re experiencing, but as one of the club (having lost both parents) I wanted to acknowledge your grief and your mom’s amazing legacy. Thinking of you all.
— Barb Hunter
To my beautiful sister, you will be dearly missed.No more pain, now you have joined all your love’s in Heaven. I will always remember all our days growing up together. We had lots of fun. Love you sis forever, until I see again. 😢 Sending our love to Don, Jeff, Bob, Martha, Brianne, Mallory and Emma.

Dan & Sally Sylvester ❤️Sally Sylves
— Sally Sylvester
Aunt Sandy, you will always be in my Heart, you are a part of my Soul. The memories will go on for ever in my Children & Grandchildren!!! I miss you already & always will!!! Love & Prayers to all that Loved Sandy ❤❤🙏🙏
— Tina & Marc Short & Family
Sandy, I will always cherish those times you babysat us (your little brat cousins) while my mom (Elsie) was out selling Avon. I was in awe of you! So pretty and you knew all of the hit songs! We had so much fun. Love you forever!!!
— Barbara Steinhoff Schneider
Aunt Sandy was so fun loving and had an infectious laugh. Every single memory of her is pleasant and brings a smile to my face. She was nice to all us kids, made yummy food for family events, and had a heart of gold. Love and Hugs to the Hughes!
— Jennifer Aguirre (Doane)
Don,Jeff,Bob,Martha and girls
We are so sorry for your loss and condolences to you all.
As a co-team Mom I have some good memories of her and her contagious laugh. Always there to help out any way possible.
Thoughts and prayers to all of you💖
Stew and Chris Devereaux
— Chris Devereaux
Miss Sandy - saw this today & thought of you. Changed a couple words to make it more personal.

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. You lived your life so that when you left, the world cries and you rejoice.”

Miss Sharon
— Sharon Steinhoff
Dear Bob,

We're so sorry for the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. We're thinking of you in this difficult time. Life is precious, remember the good times.

Paul and Family
— Paul Wilga

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