Category Archives: Funerals

Curtis McKay

Curtis McKay, 70, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 5:10 A.M., March 17, 2019 at Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. In honor of the family’s wishes, no service will be held following the visitation. Friends of the Curtis McKay and family may call from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, March 21,…read more

Vera A. Whiteside

Vera A. Whiteside, 88, of Shiloh, Ilinois passed away at 9:00 A.M. March 15, 2019 at her residence in Shiloh, Illinois. She was born October 14, 1930 in Aurora, Illinois to the late Bryson and Mildred (Graver) Pennington. A Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Hughey Funeral…read more

Carol L. Hale

Carol L. Hale, 67, of Waltonville, Illinois, passed away at 12:19 P.M., March 9, 2019 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A funeral service will be held at 12:30 P.M. Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Chapel in Woodlawn, Illinois. Burial will follow. Friends of the Carol L.…read more

Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith, 33, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away March 6, 2019 at his residence in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 5:00 P.M. Friday, March 8, 2019at Mount Vernon Elks Lodge #819. For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Smith family, in care of Jamie…read more

Leona Vannatta

Leona Vannatta, 99, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 2:40 P.M. March 5, 2019 at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born November 15, 1919 in rural Bluford, Illinois to the late William J. Bean and Maude A. Voyles. She married the late George Frederick Vannatta on July 24, 1939…read more

Karl M. Powers

Karl Marvin Powers, 78, of Mt. Vernon, IL, passed away at 10:30 p.m. March 5, 2019, at Mt. Vernon Residential Living Center. He was born September 11, 1940, in Mt. Vernon, IL, to the late J. Marvin Powers and Helen Lucille (Estes) Powers. He married Evelyn Joyce (Lamb) Powers on August 11, 1963, at Logan…read more

James A. Newbury

James A. Newbury, 92, of Bluford, Illinois passed away at March 4, 2019 at Mount Vernon Healthcare Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born October 14, 1926 in Waltonville, Illinois to the late James Harrison Newbury and Flossie Della (French) Newbury. He married Doris Eileen (Dennis) Houle on August 6, 1954 in Mount Vernon,…read more

Norma L. Schmitt

Norma L. Schmitt

Norma L. Schmitt, 81, of Mt. Vernon, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019, at her home. She was born February 2, 1938, in Hihat, Kentucky, the daughter of James and Ida Emma (Smith) Powell.  She was raised by Gordon and Delia Stager.  On August 1, 1955, in Indiana, she married Ted A. Schmitt, and he…read more

Joseph F. Wellen

78-year-old Joseph F. Wellen of Belle Prairie died Tuesday, February 26th at 5:15 p.m. at his home in Belle Prairie. Visitation will be held for 78-year-old Joseph F. Wellen on Friday, March 1st from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with a rosary service at 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will…read more

Mamie P. (Sledge) Simmons

Mamie P. (Sledge) Simmons

Mamie P. (Sledge) Simmons, 96, of Texico, passed away at 8:20 p.m., Monday, February 25, 2019, at Hamilton Memorial Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, in McLeansboro. She was born October 30, 1922, in Marion, Illinois, the daughter of Raymond and Ruby (Humphrey) Sledge.  On January 9, 1942, in St. Charles, Missouri, she married Eugene Simmons,…read more

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