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Obituary of Roger Dee Hughey (2022) – Wichita, KS


Roger Dee Hughey, 78, died in this lifetime and began his eternal life on January 8, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nancy; his daughter, Rebecca Hughey; and her granddaughter, Eleanor Hughey, both of Austin, Texas; and her daughter, Amy Hughey (Jeremy Brownstein), of Nashville, Tennessee. He is survived by his four siblings, Barbara (Bill) Grant of Denver, Colorado, Robert (Laurie) Hughey of Wichita, Joseph (Marilyn) Hughey of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Kathy (Doug) Bauer, also. from Wichita. He was predeceased by an infant son, Jeffrey; and by his parents, Hubert and Barbara Hughey.
A lifelong resident of Wichita, he graduated from Chaplain Kapaun Memorial High School in 1961, St. Benedict’s College, Atchison, KS in 1965, and Kansas University Law School in 1968. His life with Nancy has been a delightful adventure in share with their daughters. He cherished his constantly evolving life of faith and his essential role in the parish family of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul for more than 34 years.
Roger has benefited from a 49-year career practicing law, primarily in the area of ​​commercial real estate. He has often said that his year as president of the Wichita Bar Association was the most fun of his career, and he then felt most honored when he received the Howard Klein Award from the WBA. for his professionalism. He reveled in his fitness – a gym enthusiast until early 2020, when the Covid pandemic prevented daily attendance. As he left the practice of law, he retired as if it were a second career, seeing each day as a new opportunity for growth. He seemed quite orthodox, but he had a nonconformist side that would surprise even those close to him. Since Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed community activism as well as the recognition and contributions of his career and service work. However, his most treasured achievement was learning in his later years to let go of the external validations he had sought in his youth and to appreciate the blessings that mattered most.
His family would like to thank the caring and dedicated staff at Harry Hynes Hospice, especially Carole, Rita and Tiffany, the Chapel Side Unit of the Catholic Care Center, as well as the many friends, families, neighbors and community members who have supported Roger. and family in recent years.
Eve services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening, January 13 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Andover.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Friday morning January 14 at the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery.
The family requests that participants in in-person services be masked and immunized. Mass will be broadcast live to virtual attendees via St. Vincent’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.
Donations can be made in his memory to: St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 123 N Andover Road, Andover, KS 67002; Harry Hynes Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202; Wichita Bar Foundation, 225 N. Market, Wichita, KS 67202.
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Posted by Downing & Lahey Mortuaries & Crematory – East Wichita on January 10, 2022.