Bonnie Hughes

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Bonnie Susan Hughes was born April 18, 1948 to Michael Federoff and Joye Dixon in Cook County, Illinois. She went from her earthly home to her Heavenly Home on March 7, 2019 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her partner James Kuffel and one grandson Kurtis Dreher.

She is survived by her sisters Lynn Hautzinger (John), Joy Lohmus, Kay Druse and Val Heelien. She is also survived by her children, Ericka Sauvain of Missouri, Enid Colburn (Chris) of Oklahoma, Alec Kaufman of Illinois, Christopher Hughes of Illinois and Elizabeth Ryan (Pat) of Wisconsin. Bonnie had many grandchildren, Michael, Jessica, Hannah, Jonas, Jacob, Amy, Will and Aubree, as well as great-grandchildren, Piper, Barrett and James.

Bonnie owned a beauty salon in Antioch, Illinois. Her lifelong passion was spent helping others. She grew up in Antioch and eventually made her way to Eureka with her soulmate, James Kuffel. She was a prolific knitter and crochetier and was often meeting weekly to chat with friends. She enjoyed making jewelry and would often be known to give you the piece from her neck if you enjoyed it so much! Bonnie lived a full and amazing life. She had a labyrinth in her back yard for peace and meditation that she graciously allowed all who needed it to use it. She will be missed by all. Heaven has gained an angel.

Memorial donations may be made to A Cup of Love Ministry or Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (EUUF). Online condolences may be sent to the family at