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“Gary, Lori, and family,Our prayers are with your family in this time of loss. We had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Hughes several times over the years...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Scott & Teri Miller - Brownsburg, IN

“Family of Jana I have a lot of wonderful memories Jana. We were neighbors all four years at Ball State and had some great times and discussions. ...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Janet Andorfer(Cregar) - IN

“Greg, Karen, Gary and your families, my heart goes out to all of you for your loss. Jana was a wonderful mother and always took me under her wing...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Patty Jeffers - Ft. Wayne, IN

“Sorry for your loss Our prayers are with you ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Carroll and Barbara Noll - IN

“To Jana's family: I worked with Jana at Rollo, Harter and Poling for several years...she interviewed me for my job! We shared an office for several...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Lin Smith - Huntington, IN

“Greg, Gary, Karen and Families: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of the loss of your mother. Jana was a wonderful person,...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Madonna and Bob Jeffers - IN

“My Parents camped with her in the Starcraft Camping club. You have my deepest sympathy. No one can replace the love of a Mother. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Cathy James - Ligonier, IN

“Jana was a great lady, friend, and faithful servant! She will be missed by those whom she touched. My heartfelt sympathy pours out to all of you kids...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Ann Ambler - Huntington, IN

“Jana was a great friend throughout the years. We all have many fond memories of camping outings, dinners, and family trips together. We especially...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Sylvia and Bill Mills and family - IN

“I was in several business classes with Ms. Hughes. She was a wonderful teacher and challenged me beyond what I thought I could achieve in classes. ...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Debbie Brewer Roth - Rosemount, MN

“We were more than cousins she was my friend. I remember lots of laughs whenever we were together. My thoughts and prayers are going out to all who...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Harriet Rose - Scottsville, KY

“I was a student of Mrs. Hughes at Homestead High School. I enjoyed her classes and liked her very much. I will remember her fondly. I am so sorry...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Cindy Ciesielski - Fremont, IN

“I was very sad to read about the passing of your precious loved one, and especially since we were created with the desire to live forever. May you...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Nia Mosely - MI

“Much love. Praying for you. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Phyllis & Johnny Warner - FL

“So sorry to hear about Jana Lee. She will be missed. Praying for the family. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Darlene warner - Albion, IN

Jana Lee (Opdycke) Hughes, 74, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013 at St. Anne Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Auburn, IN, Jana was a teacher and Head of the Business Dept. with SWAC Schools and Homestead High School for 22 years, retiring in 1995. She was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church, Tri Kappa- Huntington Chapter, Starcraft Camper Club and was a founding member of Ageless Iron of Roanoke. She is survived by her sons, Greg (Karen) of Pleasant Lake, IN and Gary (Lori) Brownsburg, IN; daughter, Karen (Dan) Unger of Ft. Wayne; 9 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Douglas Opdycke of Bonita Springs, FL; and former husband, Dan W. Hughes of Elwood, IN. Jana was preceded in death by her parents, Hemen and Helen Opdycke; and brother, Dallas Opdycke.

Funeral service is 10 am, January 26, 2013 at St. Joseph United Methodist Church, 6004 Reed Road with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 3 to 4 pm Friday at St. Anne Home Chapel, 1900 Randallia Dr and from 6 to 9 pm Friday at D.O. McComb And Sons Lakeside Park, 1140 Lake Ave. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn, Indiana. Memorials to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana or St. Anne Nursing Home. To sign the online guest book, go to