Annie Hughes Obituary, Death Cause – Today was a difficult day because my favorite “non” aunt, Annie Hughes, passed away. She will be greatly missed. Due to the fact that my mother came from a large Irish family and that Annie was the youngest, the age gap between Annie and I is only four years. She asked that I not refer to her as Aunt Annie in any way.
During the time that our parents were gone, she watched over us as babysitter, and we had a blast. One image that comes to mind is of full-contact karate tag played while wearing smoking jackets from Hong Kong. It wasn’t all sunshine and daisies; Annie Hughes made me wash out my mouth with soap because I was cursing. Because she was giggling so much as she was attempting to do it, it wasn’t as successful as it may have been.
Both she and her husband Tony attended my wedding in Bali, where they were acquainted with members of my Balinese family, I Nyoman Darna. They held a pizza party at their villa and invited all of the children in the neighborhood to attend; those Cincinnati residents were never forgotten. After that, I don’t think she ever participated in a conversation with us where she didn’t say something. The question, How is Nyoman doing.
Because she wasn’t particularly adventurous when it came to cuisine, she wasn’t interested in the babi galing, roasted suckling pig, or barbecue fish. As a result, I got her a cheeseburger and fries from McDonald’s instead. That day, she had murder on her mind for me. Before I started writing this, I hadn’t shed a tear, but as I recall all of the happy moments and the trouble we got into together, I realize now how much she was a part of my entire life.
I’m sad. reminiscing about the nice days spent hanging together at their house and eating venison roast that Tony had prepared. Maw Maw was present and appeared to be enjoying herself to the hilt. You are going to be greatly missed by me. Please extend my best wishes to my Dad, Maw Maw, Tony, and the rest of our family and friends, Annie Hughes.
My deepest condolences go out to every member of the family, but especially to her daughter Ryan Kirklin, who was so instrumental in helping mom stay engaged throughout her life you all know who you are. When I meet you again, we are going to go to a baseball game together.