JoAnn Marie Veith Hughes

June 1, 1972 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 51) 51 Years Old

JoAnn Marie Veith Hughes Obituary

JoAnn Marie Veith Hughes, 51, of Bardstown, passed away Saturday January 20, 2024 at University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, after a long battle with cancer.  JoAnn was the beloved wife of Benjamin Hughes and mother of Wesley, Alexa, and Jeffrey.  She was born June 1, 1972 in Washington, DC at Georgetown University Hospital, proudly served as a Registered Nurse for over 25 years, began her nursing career at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD and then went to work at Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC, where she met her husband, Ben.

In 2008, JoAnn and Ben decided to move back home to Ben's home state of Kentucky to raise their three amazing children.  They were very quickly welcomed into the opening arms of Bardstown and the St. Joseph Parish, where they are parishioners.

JoAnn was an amazingly faithful woman and absolutely loved the beach, especially Bethany Beach, DE and Anna Maria Island, FL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ann and Anthony Veith; brother, Michael Veith; and sister, Mary Ann Veith Adkins.

She is survived by her husband, Ben Hughes; three children, Wesley Hughes, Alexa Hughes, and Jeffrey Hughes all of Bardstown; thirteen siblings, Tony (Tina) Veith of Mount Airy, MD, Pat Veith of Waukesha, WI, Jimmy Veith of Rockville, MD, Johnny (the late Debby) Veith of Rockville, MD, Theresa (Don) Montgomery of Alliance, OH, Billy (Lisa) Veith of Kensington, MD, Catherine (Joe) Whalen of Easton, MD, Margaret (Mike) Mahar of Jacksonville, FL, Danny Veith of Bethany Beach, DE, Barbara Cassidy of Kensington, MD, Bridget (Jamie) Wagner of Ellicott City, MD, Eileen (Steve) Hoefer of Silver Spring, MD, and Susie (John) Lively of Chevy Chase, MD; and several nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am Saturday January 27, 2024 at Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.  Visitation will be 4 - 8 pm Friday January 26 at Barlow Funeral Home, no visitation will be on Saturday.

Prayer service will be 7 pm Friday evening at Barlow Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, and because JoAnn was so passionate about Catholic school education, we ask that you consider a donation to either Bethlehem High School or St. Joseph Elementary School, both of which are in Bardstown, Kentucky.

Barlow Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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January 26, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Barlow Funeral Home
2675 E. John Rowan Blvd.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Prayer Service
January 26, 2024

7:00 PM
Barlow Funeral Home
2675 E. John Rowan Blvd.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Funeral Mass
January 27, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Proto - Cathedral (St. Joseph Cemetery)


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