MOUNT VERNON — Steven R. Hughes, 67, of Mount Vernon passed away Friday morning, Jan. 3, 2020, at his home. He was born Nov. 24, 1952, in Mount Vernon to the late Samuel Richard and Norma Jean (Smith) Hughes.

Steve graduated from Kenyon College in 1975 and then he attended the West Los Angeles Law School, where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1978. He returned to Ohio in 1980 to attend the University of Dayton and graduated in 1983 with his second Juris Doctorate degree. Steve practiced law in Los Angeles from 1983 to 1994 and in 1994 made his second return to his hometown to open his own law practice, which he ran until his retirement in 2016. He served on the Mount Vernon City School Board for several years and was active with the Knox County Democratic Party.

Steve is survived by his aunt, Laura Jeannine Reffitt; cousins, Melanie Poole, Terry Scott, Gary Scott, Donnie Scott, Danielle Poole Elliott and Jay Poole.

The family will have a private graveside service in Mound View Cemetery at a later date.

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