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Peterseim Funeral Home
Tuesday November 5th, 2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Hillcrest Academy
Wednesday November 6th, 2019

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Anna Hughes

A celebration of life for Anna Pearl (Reighard) Hughes, 40, of Kalona, will be held Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 10:30 AM at Hillcrest Academy, 1421 540th Street SW,  Kalona.  Following a meal there will be a family burial at Sharon Hill Cemetery in Kalona.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2019, from 4 – 7 PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona.  Anna Pearl Hughes died Thursday, October 31, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospital.

Anna Pearl Hughes was born April 25, 1979 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, the daughter of Charles “Chuck” and Susan (Krieger) Reighard.  She graduated from Columbus Community High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Iowa State University.  On July 24, 1999 she was united in marriage to Noah Hughes in New London.  Anna Pearl was a member of Veritas Church in Tiffin and was a dedicated wife and mom to her five children.  She enjoyed dancing, laughing, graphic design, being with people and kids and loved hosting family and friends.

Survivors include her husband Noah and their five children all of Kalona: Ava, John, Esther, Charlie and Willa; her parents Chuck and Susan Reighard of New London; maternal grandmother Lucky Krieger; two brothers: Eric Reighard (Daoprakai Simang) of Mesa, AZ, Sam (Katie) Reighard of New London; father and mother-in-law Howard and Carol Hughes; six sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Anna Pearl in death were her paternal grandparents: John and Esther Reighard and her maternal grandfather Bub Krieger.

A memorial fund has been established for Anna Pearl’s children’s education.  Donations can be made online on Anna Pearl’s obituary page at peterseimfuneralhome.com.

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Oh Noah, in tears I am praying for you all. She was such a dear friend and loved you all so much!I will so greatly miss her big smile and wonderful upbeat attitude!I am reeling and can only imagine you all are as well. Praying you all are able to find comfort and guidance in the Lords strong and capable arms as you have before.

Jessica Olinger Nov 7 2019 12:00 AM

Noah and family, so sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, daughter. Keeping you all in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Nancy Cox Nov 6 2019 12:00 AM

We are saddened by the loss of Anna. It was a pleasure coaching Anna in basketball in high school. She was a tireless worker who always was smiling. We also both remember the whole Reighard family coming to Washington after the tornado hit our house in 1998 ready to help in whatever way they could. May God grant you all comfort as you grieve her loss.

Chad and Joan Hippen Nov 6 2019 12:00 AM

Thinking of all of you. So very sorry for your loss. Keith and Kim Bartenhage

Nov 5 2019 12:00 AM

Sending love and prayers of peace to your whole family. Remembering Anna as someone who did things her own way with confidence, humor, and faith. She radiated faith in her purpose and joy in being with the people she loved.

Megan (Magill) Schmid Nov 5 2019 12:00 AM

Much love from your church family at Journey The Way. Anna was such a blessing to all of us. We will miss her dearly and pray for your family often. JTW Family, Friends, and Elders.

Nov 5 2019 12:00 AM

I remember where I was in Muscatine, Iowa when I got a voicemail from Anna. She had conversed with both Kelli and I at the wedding of some mutual friends several years ago. I was not sure Kelli even liked me anymore and was preparing to move on. After Kelli shared her heart with Anna, Anna called me up and left a voicemail: You should call her. I did, and we are married with two incredible kids. Who knows where life would be without that crucial act of obedience? I am thankful for her boldness to speak into our lives, and for that same boldness that drove her to protect her family and love them well. Noah, you are an incredible, faithful provider and I grieve for you. Thank you, Anna for your gift.

Loren Wright Nov 5 2019 12:00 AM

From Aunt Ophelia, Uncle Akwasi, Yolanda, Etan and Tavian our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family always and forever. May God keep and comfort you always and forever more.

Nov 5 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Noah and Family,I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. We have never met, I knew Anna from our time in Maquoketa. She and I corresponded occasionally. She has always struck me as a woman full of life and love...nonjudgemental, supportive, and a strong and fierce mama. I send my deepest condolences.

Heidi Nov 5 2019 12:00 AM

Noah our prayers of love are with you. Please call anytime. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Love Jacque and family

Nov 5 2019 12:00 AM

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