Floral 16

Rita Mae Dinsmoor Hughes

July 14, 1942 ~ February 9, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old


Rita Hughes went to be with her Heavenly Father February 9, 2024. Rita was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Iuca Mae Dinsmoor; a son, Michael David Daniels; and her husband, David Wayne Hughes.

Rita was born July 14 1942, and was a graduate of Ashland High School class of 1960. She received her teaching degree from the University of Kentucky and was a retired teacher in the Ashland School System. She grew up in South Ashland Methodist Church, raised her children in Advance Methodist Church. She and her husband Wayne were active members of Second Baptist Church in Ashland.

She leaves behind a much loved family; daughter, Lara Mae Cole (Reggie); stepchildren, Kathy Hughes, Shirley DeLong (Greg), Helen Hughes, David Hughes, Jeff Hughes (David), Scott Hughes (Hope) and Chris Hughes; nine grandchildren, Stacy Mae Bostick, David Weaver (Ashtin) , Breana Cole, Jonathan Hughes, Samantha DeLong, Jason DeLong, Kalle Bray (Christian), Devan Hughes, Maddux Hughes; and a special friend/son Rick Weaver as well as six great grandchildren: Lily, Charlotte, Sophia, Addison, Nate and Juliet.

Special thanks to Ashland Hospice for the excellent care received at end of life.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Michael David Daniels Scholarship Fund c/o Foundation for the Community, Inc. PO Box 2096, Ashland KY 41105-2097 or Ashland Community Hospice

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 16, 2024, at STEEN FUNERAL HOME CENTRAL AVENUE CHAPEL with Rev. Keith Katterheinrich officiating.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2024, at the funeral home.

To share a memory of Rita or to extend a condolence to her family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.



February 15, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Steen Funeral Home - Central Avenue Chapel
1501 Central Avenue
Ashland, KY 41101

Funeral Service
February 16, 2024

11:00 AM
Steen Funeral Home - Central Avenue Chapel
1501 Central Avenue
Ashland, KY 41101

Video is available for this event


Rose Hill Burial Park
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Ashland, KY 41102


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