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Kathryn Ann (Keeney) Hughes was born on September 03, 1952, and passed away on November 07, 2014, due to heart complications. She was 62. Kathy is preceded in death by her husband, William T. (Bill) Hughes, her parents, Melvin and Margaret Keeney, and infant twin sons. Kathy was born in Enid, OK, and began life in Fairview, OK. God gifted her with incredible musical talent which was the focal point of her life. While in school, she was a member of the Alva High School choir, glee club, band, and pep club. Her curricular activities included Methodist Youth Fellowship, Rainbow for girls, and singing in the Methodist church choir. She graduated high school in 1970. While in college, she double-majored in vocal and instrumental music, graduating from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She was a member of NWOSU band and choir, and the Rangerettes. Kathy worked a variety of jobs in different cities, all the while playing the organ at her churches in addition to numerous weddings and funerals. She married the love of her life, Bill, on January 18, 1985, and welcomed the birth of their son, Tyler Wilson Hughes later that year. They settled in Woodward, OK, where she remained until her passing. She was a member of the First Christian Church as well as organist and choir member for many years. She enjoyed watching football and traveling. Kathy had a kind and giving nature; and her family was the most important thing in her life. She will be greatly missed. Kathy is survived by her son, Tyler Hughes, and his wife, Amanda, of Weatherford, OK; her brother, Jim Keeney, and his wife, Ava, of Woodward, OK; her nephew, Austin Keeney, and his wife, Callie, of Edmond, OK; her niece, Erin Keeney, of Las Vegas, NV; her sister, Jennifer Keeney, of Tulsa; her nephew, Stuart Otis, and his wife, Kimberly, of Broken Arrow, OK; and her niece, Emily Otis, of Tulsa, OK. She had 3 great nephews, Aidan, Wyatt and Casen, and was awaiting the birth of her first grandchild. Memorials may be to the Woodward First Christian Church, 1316 9th Street, Woodward, OK 73801. Service of Remembrance and Celebration of life for Kathryn will be Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 10:30a.m. at the Woodward First Christian Church in Woodward, Oklahoma. Reverend Jeremy Skaggs will be officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Shattuck Memorial Cemetery with the Mason Funeral Home of Shattuck, Oklahoma handling the arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family at www.masonfuneralservice.com.
Published on  November 11, 2014
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