Janet L. (Rice) Hughes


Janet L. (Rice) Hughes, 77, died April 28, 2023, at home surrounded by her family.

Janet was born February 7, 1946, in Wheeling, WV, a daughter of Clyde and Virginia (Herget) Rice, grew up in Delray Beach, FL, was a graduate of Seacoast High School class of 1964, and graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville with a bachelor’s degree. Janet married Richard Engelhardt in July of 1968 and they made their home in St. Louis, MO where she taught for the Ferguson-Florissant School District. After the couple separated, she returned to Florida where she taught in the Palm Beach County schools, and she met her future husband Peter Dewey Hughes. The two were married on May 16, 1998, moved to South Woodstock where they have lived since.

Being a lifelong teacher, Janet enjoyed and felt at home volunteering at the Billings Farm and Museum in Woodstock.

Janet is preceded in death by a son Ryan C. Engelhardt.

She is survived by her husband Peter of S. Woodstock, two sons Stephen and Jeffrey Engelhardt both of St. Louis County, MO, Peter’s daughter Emily Hicks of Alexandra, VA, and five grandchildren

A graveside service will be held in the Hilltop Cemetery in Quechee, VT Saturday, May 6, at 4:30 PM.  Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction has been entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to  David’s House in Lebanon, NH, http://www.davids-house.com