James M. Hughes, 66, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014. He was born on September, 23, 1947, in Fairbury, Neb. to Merle Hughes and Doris (Hendrickson) Hughes.
He married Deborah (Arnold) Hughes on June 7, 1969, in Fairbury.
He worked as an educator in public schools in Kansas for 40 years and was in administration for 38 of those years. He retired from USD 305 in 2007.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, fishing, camping, and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He also enjoyed children. James mentored hundreds of children while volunteering at juvenile diabetes camps, Big Brother and Sisters, Boy Scouts of America, and Court Appointed Special Advocate for children (CASA.)
James was a proud member of ISIS Shrine where he continued to work for children and was Potentate in 2013.