James H. Hough
James H. Hough

Nov. 6, 1938-Nov. 4, 2017

LOOGOOTEE, Indiana — James H. Hough, 78, of Loogootee, Indiana, formerly of Van Wert, passed away on Saturday at Martin County Rehabilitation Nursing Home in Loogootee, IN.

He was born Nov. 6, 1938, in Marion to Lee and Helen Hough. Both preceded him in death.

He was united in marriage to Mary Jo Persing on June 22, 1963; she preceded him in death on Oct. 31, 2016.

He is survived by two children, Helen M. (Tom) Rode of Van Wert and Jeffrey (Naomi) Hough of Indiana; five grandchildren, Kyle Goodwin, Brandy (JJ) Baker, Zach (Jacey) Hough, Andrea (Anthony) Davis and Brandon Hough; and six great-grandchildren, Evelyn Baker, John Baker III, Jaiden Goodwin, Karlye Goodwin, Declan Hough and Ellowyn Hough.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Jim Gibbs; stepmother, Irene Hough; and brothers and sisters, Bobbie Seedle, Kay Holsinger, Ginger Tacket, Charlie Hough, Bill Hough and Mike Hough.

He had worked at Central Soya for over 20 years and he enjoyed bowling and fishing.

Funeral services will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Rich Rakay officiating. Burial will be private at a later date.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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