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Roberta R. Bodine
Roberta R. Bodine, 94, of Bonnie died 11:37 a.m. Oct. 30, 2004, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She was a sales clerk for various retail stores on the Mt. Vernon square for 41 years. Those stores included Illinois Brokerage, which was owned by Greenburg Corp. out of St. Louis; P.N. Hirsch; and Montgomery Ward. She retired from Dollen’s Shoe Store. Mrs. Bodine was born Dec. 27, 1909, in Jefferson County to Will and Dora Alice (Reynolds) Vanatta. She married Jesse D. "Jay" Bodine June 14, 1930, in Mt. Vernon; he died April 10, 1984. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in rural Jefferson County. The Revs. Bob Atchison and Melvin "Buck" Larson will officiate. Burial will follow at Abner Cemetery in Nason. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Jefferson County. Mrs. Bodine is survived by a son, Billie D. Bodine and wife Barbara of Bonnie; a grandson, William Jay Bodine of Bonnie; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Dora Alice (Reynolds) Vanatta; her husband Jesse D. "Jay" Bodine; a brother, Russell Vanatta; and a sister, Juanita Hester. Mrs. Bodine was a lifelong member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church for more than 60 years. She was also a pianist at the church for many years and occasionally served as the song leader. She was a member of Local Retail Clerks Union 912 and Jefferson County Home Extension. She received her education from Black Grade School in McClellan Township. For those who wish, memorials may be made to Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, where you may call 242-3348 for obituary information at any time.

November 3, 2004
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by; Kiowana Hayes Ferguson



Ruth G. Body
Ruth G. Body, 83, of Mt. Vernon, died at 8:59 p.m. Nov. 25, 2004, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital. She was born March 15, 1921, in Clinton County to Elmer G. and Grace (Quick) Johnson. She married Clarence W. Body on Aug. 18, 1951 in Centralia. He died Nov. 11, 1973. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, with burial to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Centralia. The Rev. David Eadie and the Rev. Billy Hahs will officiate. Visitation will be between 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at First United Methodist Church with burial to follow in hillcrest Cemetery in Centralia. Mrs. Body earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Illinois. She retired as a school teacher after working as a home economics instructor for 38 years at Webber High School in Bluford, Olney High School and Mt. Vernon Township High School. She is survived by her daughters, Peggy Strothman and husband Kurt of Mt. Vernon, Becky Deaton and husband Bill of Mt. Vernon, Cindy Vincent of Woodlawn and Holly Hunt and husband Bernie of Austin, Texas; grandchildren Heather Taylor and husband Jeff of Lexington, Ky., Rob Strothman and wife Jessica of Mt. Vernon, Pat Strothman of Mt. Vernon, J. Paul Deaton of Mt. Vernon, Mark Deaton of Mt. Vernon, Scott Deaton of Mt. Vernon, Christy Cerminn and husband Matt of Columbia, Ill., Courtney Vincent of Woodlawn, Oliver and Molly Hunt of Austin, Texas; and great grandchildren, Callie and Karsten Taylor, of Lexington, Ky., and Preston Strothman of Murray, Ky. Her parents, husband and two brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Body was a member of First United Methodist Church, Jefferson County Home Extension, Marth Circle at First United Methodist Church and the Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association.
For more obituary information, call Hughey Funeral Home at 242-3348 at any time.

11/28/2004 Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by; Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Nellie M. Bollheimer
Miss Nellie M. Bollheimer of Marion, a former Mt.Vernon resident, died at noon yesterday at the Missouri Pacific Hospital in St. Louis. She was 71 years, three months, and 21 days old. Miss Bollheimer was a retired agent for the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company. Funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Mary's Catholic church in this city, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Fr. James P. Burke officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Pulley Funeral Home where friends may call after 2:00 p.m. tomorrow. At 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, the rosary will be recited at the Pulley Funeral Home. Miss Bollheimer was born Oct. 14, 1889 in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of John and Margaret[Maloney] Bollheimer. Survivors include three brothers, Leo Bollheimer of Mt. Vernon, Bernard Bollheimer of Toledo, Ohio and Arthur Bollheimer of Marion. Miss Bollheimer was a member of the Altar Society of St. Mary's. She was also a member of the American Legion auxiliary.
Togetherness. Death is nothing at all I have only slipped away into the next room. Whatever we were to each other, we still are. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the same easy way your always have. Laugh as we always laughed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it always was. There is absolute unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of your mind because I am out of your sight? I am but waiting for you for an interval somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well, nothing is past, nothing has been lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before--only better, infinitely happier. We will be one, together forever.

The Register-News, Mt Vernon, IL
Feb. 1961
Submitted by: Margaret Marasco


Jesse Glenn Bond, Sr.
Jesse Glenn Bond, Sr., passed away at his home in Tucson, Ariz., on Monday, June 23, 2008, at the age of 58. Jesse was born Sept. 29, 1949, in Jefferson County. Beloved husband of Evelyn (Fenton) Bond, married Nov. 8, 1986, in Mt. Vernon; devoted and loving dad to Jesse Glenn Bond, Jr. and Elise Bowman and her husband Jeremy; precious Grandpapaw to Lilly and Ivey; dear son of Marjorie (Peddicord) Bond and the late Jesse Glenn Bond; brother to the late Glenda Bond McLanahan; brother to Robert Goree and Joyce (Goree) Henken; and also an uncle, brother-in-law and valued friend. He offered a warm smile to every person he met. Jesse was an electrician by trade. He served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps, serving overseas in Vietnam. Jesse enjoyed a variety of interests and had a fun-loving spirit. He took on tasks with a sense of honor and delight. He was passionate about reading and studying his Bible to glorify his Savior Jesus Christ. Jesse faced many physical challenges in life with good nature and courage, never failing to thank God for each moment he had on this earth. He will be dearly missed. Memorial services will be held at Christian Fellowship Church in Mt. Vernon on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ron Aissie will officiate. Inurnment of ashes will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date. The family will greet friends at 1 p.m. until the service time at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hughey FuneraJ Home.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: July 2, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford


Alfred Wright Bond
Alfred Wright Bond was born January 14, 1872, and died August 8, 1922, age 50 years, 6 months and 25 days. He was the sixth child of Allen and Viola Bond, well known old residents of this county, both of whom have died. He was married to Miss Rose Donoho on the 6th day of October, 1890. To this union was born one son, Gale. Alf, as he was familiarly known by his neighbors and friends, was a man of sterling worth and numbered his friends by his acquaintances. He professed faith in Christ on June 22, 1922 and lived thereafter in full anticipation of the hopes beyond the grave. He frequently talked of his death and when it came he went unafraid. He leaves to mourn their loss a broken hearted wife, a sorrowing son and daughter-in-law, two sisters, Mrs. Mat. Wells of Bloomington and Mrs. George Holloway of this county, and one brother, Jesse Bond, of this county, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Thursday, the 10th, at Wells Chapel, conducted by Rev. C. E. Hunt. Burial at the Chapel cemetery.

16 August 1922
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard

James A. Bond
James Bond’s Death Was Most Unexpected: Had Just Fired Shot Gun Into Flock of Wild Ducks When Son Saw Him Fall—Dead When Assistance Reached Him. James Bond died Sunday about three o’clock just after he had fired his shot gun twice into a flock of wild ducks that had alighted on a pond on the farm where he lived about four miles northeast of the city. Mr. Bond has been indisposed and under the care of a physician for the past several months and his trouble was due to an affection of the heart.(NOTE: as written). He was told of the presence of the flock of ducks on the pond and going to the house, he procured his shot gun and carefully worked his way to the pond, dragging along on his stomach for some distance. When arrived in shooting distance, he fired a shot into the flock, killing a duck, and as the birds arose from the water, he fired the second shot, killing another. At the crack of the second shot, a son who was a short distance away, saw his father fall over and he hastily rushed to his assistance, but when he reached his father, life was extinct. The shock of the explosion may have so shaken him that his heart was too weak to stand it and gave way under the strain. Mr. Bond was born and raised in Farrington township and was one of the best men of that section of the county. He was a man whose word was never doubted and the community will suffer a loss by his untimely end.

DOD: 15 Nov 1914
Mt. Vernon Daily Register
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard
relationship = Great great granddaughter

Jesse Bond
Jesse Bond, 81, Succumbs Today
Jesse Bond, 81, of this city, died at noon today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Blankenship of Kell. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at Wells Chapel church and burial will be in the nearby cemetery. The body will remain at the Osborn Funeral Home at Kell, where friends may call. Mr. Bond was born October 18, 1865 in Jefferson county. His wife, the former Laura Holloway, died four years ago. Surviving are four sons, Irvin of Rock Falls, Ill., Earl of Sandwich, Ill., Glenn of Kell, and Guy; two daughters, Mrs. Belle Blankenship of Kell and Mrs. Ruth Shelton of Mt. Vernon; 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

9 April 1947
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard

Laura Belle Bond
Laura Belle Bond Dies Early Today;
Funeral Saturday.
Mrs. Laura Belle Bond, a respected resident of this city for the past 22 years, died at 1:20 a.m. today at her home, 711 Opdyke avenue. Her age was 64 years, one month and 16 days. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Wells Chapel church. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Barney C. Byers and burial will follow in Wells Chapel cemetery, in Farrington township. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel until 10 a.m. Friday, then will be taken to the family home, where friends may call up until the funeral hour. Mrs. Bond was born December 25, 1878 in Jefferson county, the daughter of John and Matilda (Chowhorn) (NOTE: actually Cochran) Holloway. She was a member of the Harmony Baptist church. Surviving are four sons, Irvin of Tampico, Ill., Earl of Sandwich, Ill., Guy, who is in the U.S. armed forces, and Glen of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Mrs. Belle Blankenship of Kell and Mrs. Ruth Shelton of Mt. Vernon; six brothers, George Holloway of Rochelle, Lee Holloway of Bluford, Charlie Holloway of Texico, Tom Holloway of Bloomington, John Holloway of Campbell, Mo., and Grant Holloway of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Mrs. Artie Page of Mt. Vernon; 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

11 February 1943
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard

Wiley B. Bond
Wiley B. Bond, 75, of Hickory Grove Manor Nursing Home, died at 12:20 p.m. yesterday at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was an employee of Mt. Vernon Car Manufacturing Co. for many years. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. Gus Smith officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapel after 6 p.m. Friday. Mr. Bond was born in Woodlawn on Feb. 8, 1899, the son of F. M. and Mary (Chamness) Bond. He was married to Ruby E. Peeck on Nov. 4, 1922. She preceded him in death on April 28, 1972. Mr. Bond was a veteran of World War I and a member of the First Baptist church in Mt. Vernon. He is survived by a step-daughter, Mrs. Cleo Modert, of Kankakee; a sister, Mrs. Nell Willoughby, of Mt. Vernon; a brother, Pete Bond, of Woodlawn; three step-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren.

16 August 1974
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard

Gerald "Jerry" Louis Bonner
Gerald "Jerry" Louis Bonner, 66, of Dix, died 4 a.m. May 15, 2005, at his home. Mr. Bonner was a retired machinist from The Continental General Tire Co. of Mt. Vernon. He was previously co-owner of the Suzuki Cycle Center with Robert Kolmer in Mt. Vernon. Born in Centralia on April 26, 1939, he was a son of Henry Louis and Janetta (McMillan) Bonner. He and his wife Carolyn (Nelson) Bonner were married in Walnut Hill on Dec. 30, 1961 and she survives. He was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Centralia and was a graduate of Centralia High School. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Irvin Funeral Home with the Rev. Rich Brzowski officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday or after 8 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Redeemer Lutheran Church, the Relay for Life or St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospice. Survivors include his wife Carolyn (Nelson) Bonner of Dix; his mother, Janetta Bonner of Centralia; two sons, Jerry Lee Bonner of Puerto Rico, and Jeffery Wayne Bonner and wife Sandra of Centralia; a daughter, Kathy Ann Decker and husband Troy of Salem; three grandchildren: Gunner and Charli Decker and Erica Bonner; one step granddaughter, Abby Burleyson and three great-grandchildren: Kobe, Kylie and Katie Finney. He was preceded in death by his father

5/18/2005
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by; Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Charles E. Boone
Charles E. Boone, 76, of Mt. Vernon died 2:07 a.m. March 10, 2005, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. Mr. Boone was born Feb. 8, 1929, in Jefferson County to Raymond and Opal (Beal) Boone. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Les Sinks will officiate. Burial will follow in Old Orchard Cemetery in rural Jefferson County. Friends may call from noon Saturday until the funeral hour at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Mr. Boone is survived by a daughter, Catherine J. Hanna of Coshocton, Ohio; grandchildren Stephanie Davidson, Charon Hanna and Charlene Hanna; great-grandchildren Ian Timothy Davidson and Josie Hanna Davidson; brothers Dan Boone and wife Yvette of Morristown, Tenn., and Gale Boone and wife Gerri of Mt. Vernon; a sister, Elaine Newell and husband Dewey of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Tim Boone; and a brother, Richard Boone. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, where you may call 242-3348 for further information.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 03-12-2005
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Gary C. Border Sr.
Gary C. Border Sr., 68, of Mt. Vernon died 8:54 p.m. Nov. 18, 2004, at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He was born March 3, 1936, in Spring Garden, a son of James and Dollie (Williams) Border. Mr. Border was a Korean War veteran, serving the Marine Corps. He had worked for Mt. Vernon Lumber Co. He was a member of Casey Avenue Baptist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1376 and American Legion Post 141 in Mt. Vernon. He had also worked as a Mt. Vernon auxiliary police officer. Mr. Border is survived by two sons, Gary C. Border Jr. and wife Jaleen of Cisne and Jimmy Border of St. Louis; two daughters, Teresa Border and Cathy Border; two stepsons, John Hutchcraft of Germany and Robert Hutchcraft of Texas; a stepdaughter, Cheryl Hutchcraft of Kentucky; several grandchildren; and three sisters, Jeannette McDonald of Johnstown, Pa., Phyles Cox of Mt. Vernon and Juanita DeYoung of Scottsdale, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Earl and Gerald Border; and a stepson, Dale. Graveside funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday at Kirk Cemetery in Ina, with the Rev. Dan Lovin officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Mt. Vernon American Legion post. There will be no visitation. Those attending the service are requested to meet at the cemetery. Johnston Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon is in charge of arrangements, where you may call 242-0604 for more information.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 11-21-2004
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Leona C. Borowiak
Leona C. Borowiak, 83, of Ashley died 11:40 p.m. Sept. 10, 2005, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She was a retired farmer. Mrs. Borowiak was born March 4, 1922, in LaSalle to Henry and Mary (Zowacki) Ledwig. She married Adam “Jess” Borowiak July 15, 1940, in Radom; he preceded her in death Feb. 25, 1987. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Robert Zwilling will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Borowiak is survived by a son, Don Borowiak and wife Fumiko of Nason; two daughters, JoAnn Mifflin of Woodlawn and Linda Borowiak of Ashley; grandchildren Julia Black and husband John of Cocoa Beach, Fla., Bobby Borowiak of Bonnie and James Borowiak and wife Karel of Frohna, Mo.; a great-grandchild, Zachary Borowiak of Frohna, Mo.; sisters Frances Grawe of St. Louis and Dorothy Janoski of Nashville; a brother, Frank Ledwig of Decatur; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Edward, Joe and Michael Ledwig; a sister, Katherine Janowski; and a son-in-law, Albert C. Mifflin. Mrs. Borowiak loved to garden, loved her flowers and loved all of her grandchildren and her great-grandchild. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the donor’s choice and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for further information.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 9-15-2005
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Jesse M. “Jess” Boswell
Jesse M. “Jess” Boswell, 88, Sesser, died Dec. 26, 2004, at Severin Intermediate Care Home in Benton. Mr. Boswell was retired. He had worked as a coal miner with Freeman United Coal Co. He was born Nov. 13, 1916, in Bald Hill Township in Jefferson County, a son of Alta Zella (Eubanks) and Harvey Sylvester Boswell. On July 7, 1938, he married Irene (Eubanks) Boswell. They were married 61 years; she died Dec. 3, 1999. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Davis Funeral Chapel in Sesser, located between Sesser and Christopher at Illinois 148 and Park Street Road. Gene Outland will officiate. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser. Friends may call from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Masonic rites will be conducted at 8 p.m. Survivors include sons Marvin Boswell and daughter-in-law Lulubell of Mulkeytown and Rodger D. Boswell and daughter-in-law Angela of O’Fallon; daughters Jean Warren and son-in-law Curtis of Benton and Connie Brandalise and son-in-law Victor of Sesser; grandchildren Vanessa Clark and Danny of Mulkeytown, Veronica Davison and Mike of Mulkeytown, Marvin Boswell II and Susan of Christopher, Tara Smith of Sarasota, Fla., Breanna and Bailey Boswell of O’Fallon, Sandy Shortland and Bo of Benton, Bryan Warren and Carrie of Charlotte, N.C., Darren Warren and Mandy of O’Fallon, Mo., Kevin Warren of Valier, Anita Evans and Richard of Christopher, Janette Roule and Rudy of Mulkeytown, Vickie Spiller and Tim of Sesser and David Brandalise of Sesser; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Kay Sammons. Mr. Boswell was a member of Hazel Dell Free Will Baptist Church. He was an alderman in Ward 2 in Sesser. He was a 60-year member of Masonic Lodge 918 in Sesser and a member of United Mine Workers of America Local 1545. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister. Davis Funeral Chapel asks that you feel free to sign its online guest register at www.davisfuneral-chapel.com. For more information, you may also call 724-1300.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 12-29-2004
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Leona Boswell
Mrs. Leona Boswell, 78, 1100 Newby Ave., died at 10 a.m. Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Corinthian Baptist Church, with the Rev. Edgar G. Mayes officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Parker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Boswell was born on Nov. 5, 1895, in Arkansas, the daughter of David C. and Adia (Bryant) Poole.She married Arlue Boswell, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Baptist Church, the Mt. Vernon Gospel Chorus and the Queen City Court of Calanthe No. 27. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Charles Hamler, and a nephew, Jesse C. Hamler, both of Springfield.

January 28, 1974
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Mildred V. Bott
Mildred Bott Of Tilton Dies At Age 81.
Mrs. Mildred V. Bott, 81, Tilton, died July 13, 1987, at her residence. Mrs. Bott was born Oct. 12, 1905, in Mt. Vernon, a daughter of Walter A. and Lenora (Duncan) Stewart. On Dec. 28, 1925, in Mt. Vernon, she married Roy W. Bott. He preceded in death April 20, 1984. The funeral was held Thursday at Barrick & Son Guardian Chapel in Danville. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery in Danville. Mrs. Bott is survived by three sons, Harold and Alfred Bott, both of Danville and David Bott of Tilton; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Stewart of Warren, Ohio and Bert Stewart of West Frankfort; and two sister, Luvera Rogers of Nason and Freda Tolley of Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Bott was a member of Central Park Church of Christ of Danville. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister and six brothers. Memorials may be made to Central Park Church of Christ in Danville and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Date: July 13, 1987Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Transcribed By: Ann Evans

Opal Jones Bowden
Opal Jones Bowden, 95, of Mt. Vernon died 10:22 p.m. Oct. 5, 2004, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
She was a homemaker. Mrs. Bowden was born April 30, 1909, in Grayridge, Mo., to Moses Robert and Mary Lillie (Ellis) Winder. She first married Walter O. Jones in 1928 in Mt. Vernon; he died in 1969. She later married Jason F. Bowden in 1976 in Mt. Vernon; he died in 1979. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. The Revs. Everett Lemay and Christopher Morgan will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Bowden is survived by a daughter, Norma Fairchild and husband Don of Mt. Vernon; a son-in-law, Howard Gowler and wife Betty of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren Karen Morgan and husband Bill of Mt. Vernon, Kathy Kirkpatrick and husband Rick of Mt. Vernon, Lisa Earls and husband Verner of Mt. Vernon and Dustin Gowler and wife Brenda of Mt. Vernon; great-grandchildren Chris Morgan and wife Shelley of Hesperia, Calif., Todd Morgan and wife Jennifer of Huntsville, Ala., Colin Kirkpatrick of Pittsburgh, Pa., Troy Kirkpatrick of Mt. Vernon, Lauren Zedalis of Mt. Vernon, Derek Gowler of Benton, Dustin Gowler of Mt. Vernon, Amber Oliver of Mt. Vernon, Brandy Benson of Mt. Vernon and Candace Benson of Mt. Vernon; great-great-grandsons Tyler Morgan of Huntsville, Ala., and Carson Morgan of Huntsville, Ala.; a brother-in-law, Loren “Chub” Jones of Edmonds, Wash.; a sister-in-law, Juanita Turner of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a daughter, Jean Gowler; a brother; and two sisters. Mrs. Bowden was a member of Logan Street Baptist Church and Happy Homemakers of Home Extension and Sewing Box Club. For those who wish, memorials may be made to Logan Street Baptist Church Building Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for obituary information at any time.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 10-09-2004
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Mary M. Bowen
BOWEN, Mary M. - Of Flint, age 43, died Sunday, December 26, 1999 at Hurley Medical Center.
Memorial service will be held at 7PM Thursday, December 30, 1999 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Father Eduardo Lorenzo officiating. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kenneth Bowen Educational Fund. Visitation 1PM Thursday until the time of the service at the funeral home. A rosary will be prayed at 3PM Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Bowen was born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois on January 1, 1956. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Surviving are husband, Lonnie; son, Kenneth; mother, Maria Baker; 2 sisters, Maria P. and husband Dean Powell, Diana A. and husband Dave DeSilva; father-in-law, J.B. Bowen; sister-in-law, Gail Ann and husband Jack Adam; brother-in-law, Johnny Wayne Bowen; special aunt, Margarita Mata; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and loving friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond; brother, Kenneth John Baker; mother-in-law, Joan Bowen and nephew, Eric Lee Baker.

The Flint Journal (MI)
Date: December 28, 1999
Submitted by Cindy Ford

John H. Boyd
John H. Boyd, 77, of Mt. Vernon died 2 a.m. Jan. 23, 2005, at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He was born March 26, 1927, in Mt. Vernon to Harry P. and Maude (North) Boyd. He married Eleanor (Edmondson) Boyd in June 1945 in Mt. Vernon. He was an Illinois State trooper. obtaining the rank of corporal and retired after 25 years. Mr. Boyd served in the United States Navy. Graveside services are set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Those attending the service are asked to go directly to the cemetery on Thursday morning. The Rev. Jonathan Schnautz will officiate. No public visitation will be held. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Boyd of Mt. Vernon; son Mike Boyd and wife Carol of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren Mary Kate Story and husband Bo of Conway, Ariz., and Lora Florez and husband Carlos of San Antonio, Texas; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Janet Boyd who died in 1962, and sisters Imogene and Maurine. Mr. Boyd was an instructor at the Illinois State Police Academy in Springfield for many years and was the No. 1 Illinois State Trooper for 12 years. He was a member of First Community Church in Mt. Vernon. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Mt. Vernon Red Cross and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 618-242-3348 for obituary information at any time.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 01-25-2005
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Wanda Louise Boyd
Wanda Louise Boyd, 94, of San Antonio, Texas, and formerly of Mt. Vernon died 10:50 a.m. Aug. 18, 2005, at Stonebrook Manor in San Antonio, Texas. Mrs. Boyd was born Oct. 3, 1910, in White County to John N. and Lulu Jordan (Stanley) Putney. She first married Neal Mayfield Aug. 2, 1929, in Albion; he preceded her in death in 1973. She then married Audie Ray Boyd Oct. 3, 1976, in Massac County; he preceded her in death in 1994. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. today at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Mt. Vernon. Randy Sells will officiate. There will be no public visitation. Mrs. Boyd is survived by seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a son, John R. Mayfield; a daughter, Sharon Wangler; two sisters; and three brothers. Mrs. Boyd was Methodist by faith. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, where you may call 242-3348 for more information.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 8-23-2005
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Lois Ferne (Clark) Boyle
Lois Ferne (Clark) Boyle, age 81, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, died at 9:15 P.M. on Sunday, February 19, 2006, at her residence in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born on October 19, 1924 in Farrington Township in Jefferson County, Illinois a daughter to Jesse Clark and Susie (Wilson) Clark. She married Joe P. Boyle on January 26, 1947 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Lois is survived by her husband, Joe Boyle of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; one daughter, Patricia Jo Harget and husband David of Woodlawn, Illinois; one grandson, Jeremy Shroyer and wife Kristin of Woodlawn, Illinois; one grand-daughter, Alaina Jo Hinze and husband Chris of Pocahontas, Missouri; two great grandchildren, Emma Grace Hinze and Rylee Manion. Her parents, two brothers: Glen Clark and Gleason Clark, preceded her in death. Lois was a Credit Manager for Montgomery Ward. Lois was a member of Logan Street Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, worked in Sunday School for many years and was a former member of the Junior Women's Club. Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 P.M. Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Visitation will be held 5 to 8 P.M. Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Reverend Merritt Strickland will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 2/4/06
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Eleanor Irene (Yaeger) Braddy
Eleanor Irene (Yaeger) Braddy, 90, Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA, passed away at 7 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2008, at Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA.
She was born in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA on Friday, June 29, 1917, a daughter of Adolph and Caroline “Carrie” (Henn) Yaeger. She married Wilney Braddy on December 25, 1941, in Perryville, Perry, Missouri, USA. He preceded her in death on September 13, 2003.
Eleanor is survived by a son, Ron Braddy and wife Barbara of Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA; three daughters, Carol Braddy of Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA, Glenda Brown and husband Kenneth Michael of Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA and Marilyn Joyce Hudgens of Marion, Williamson, Illinois, USA; seven grandchildren, Deloris “Dee” Burris and husband Jeff of Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA, Rhonda Braddy of East Sound, San Juan, Washington, USA, Teresa Williams of Dickson, Dickson, Tennessee, USA., Melissa “Missy” Yearwood of Marion, Williamson, Illinois, USA, Bradley Allen Yearwood of Renton, King, Washington, USA, Pamela Ruth Hudgens of Marion, Williamson, Illinois, USA, and Stephanie Wray and husband Mark of Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA; and eight great-grandchildren, James Burris, Ryan Burris and wife Amanda, Christopher and Michelle Burris, Max and Stefany Williams, Delaney and Gracie Wray.
Her parents; her husband; two brothers, Herman “Buck” and John Yaeger; and one sister, Lucy Edmondson preceded her in death
Mrs. Braddy served on the P.T.A. and was a home room mother for many years at the school where her children attended; she was a homemaker, a very devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a member of Logan Street Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight June 10, 2008 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday June 11, 2008 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA with the Rev. Wendell Garrison officiating. Interment will follow at Old Shiloh Cemetery in Jefferson County, Illinois, USA.
[unknown newspaper, June 10, 2008 - Sub by FoFG]


Loretta Parker Braden
Loretta Parker Braden, 76, of Nason died 9:55 a.m. March 8, 2005, at her home. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Braden was born May 5, 1928, in Gallatin County to Henry and Emma (Morris) Parker. She married Clayton Braden Nov. 13, 1954, in Ashley; he survives. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Ron Cremeens will officiate. Burial will follow at Ashley Cemetery in Ashley. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Braden is survived by her husband, Clayton Braden of Nason; a son, David Wayne Braden and wife Joni of Mt. Vernon; daughters Carol Sue Meadows and husband Jimmy of Boyd, Betty Shopinski and husband Rick of Nason, Dorothy Ann Durst and husband Larry of Chandler, Ind., and Petty Lynn Kirkpatrick and husband Rickie of Nason; sisters Norma Stonecipher of Nashville and Ruby Kane of Mt. Vernon; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, two sisters and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Braden was a member of the Methodist faith. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for further information.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 3-8-2005
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Eugene L. Brinkmann
Eugene L. Brinkmann, 80, of Mt. Vernon died 11:20 p.m. Sept. 19, 2004, at his home. He was employed by International Shoe Co. and Florsheim Shoe Co. and retired after 28 years of service. Mr. Brinkmann was born March 22, 1924, in Mt. Sterling, Mo., to George and Clara (Langenberg) Brinkman. He married Genevieve Laird Brinkman July 1, 1972, in Mt. Vernon; she survives. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. David Eadie will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Mr. Brinkman is survived by his wife, Genevieve L. Brinkman of Mt. Vernon; a stepson, David Arthur Laird of Mt. Vernon; stepdaughters Carol Sue Brickey Funk and husband Dallas of Fayetteville, Mo., and Nancy Hall and husband Dale of Wayne City; a stepson-in-law, Frank J. Moore of Mt. Vernon; a brother, Marvin Brinkmann of Jefferson City, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Howard Schneider of Jefferson City, Mo.; and sisters-in-law Louise Hughey of Centralia, Wash., Norma Hughey of Centralia, Wash., and Madlyn Kulp of Onalaska, Wash.; 11 stepgrandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepdaughter, Frances Moore; two sisters, Joyce Schneider and Gladys Schuenemeyer; and a stepson-in-law, John Brickey. Mr. Brinkman was a 2 1/2 year veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the South Pacific and with the occupation forces in Japan during World War II. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge 819, AMVETS Post 4, American Legion Post 141 and the Whippoorwill Club. He was a gourmet cook and especially enjoyed the friendship of all the members of the Whippoorwill Club. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for obituary information at any time.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 9-24-2004
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Cora Britton
Mrs. Cora Britton of 1808? Broadway died at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Setzekorn Nursing Home at the age of 89 years, one month and 18 days. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, at Myers Chapel. Burial will be in South Hickory Hill cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday Mrs. Britton was born April 20, 1875 in Jefferson county, the daughter of Elijah and Nora (Wells) Wilson. She was first married to John Logan Hayes, who preceded her in death in 1917. In St. Louis, in 1942, she married Ollie Britton, who preceded her in death in 1951. She was also preceded in death by three sons, a step-son, and a daughter. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Reece of Blue Island, Ill and Mrs. Ada Morrow of St. Louis; a son Elijah Wilson Hayes of Mt. Vernon; a brother Joe Wilson of RFD 3, Mt. Vernon; 15 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Mrs. Britton was a member of the Methodist Church.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Ira Christopher Brookman
Takes Own Life Sunday at Home On Liberty Road
Christie Brookman of RFD 4 Mt. Vernon, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Jefferson County Memorial Hospital, some time after he swallowed roach powder at his home on the Liberty Road. His age was 44 years, four months and nine days. A verdict of suicide was returned at an inquiry this morning conducted by Coroner Ben Roeder. Testimony at the inquiry showed that Mr. Brookman had been worried because he was out of work. He was an employee of the Mt. Vernon Car Mfg.Co. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 P. M. Wednesday at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. Ross Partridges officiating, and burial will be at Oakdale cemetery. The body will remain at Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 10 a.m.Tuesday. Mr. Brookman was born June 21, 1905 in Bluford, the son of Lewis and Etta (Partridge) Brookman. On October 28, 1939 he was married to Nellie Pearl Coberly, who survives. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Jimmie Brookman, two daughters, Mrs. Christina Gregory if Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Ruby Shoenfeld of Newark, N. J.: four brothers, Dolphy of St. Louis, Herald of Mt. Vernon, Donald of Texas and Carl of Pana, Ill. : two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Skinner of Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Ruby Dippold of Farina, Ill. : four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, John H. Brookman.

10/31/1949
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Edwin Ray Brookman * edbrookman @ yahoo.com
Relationship: Nephew

John Harvey Brookman
John H. Brookman Dies today; Rites Wednesday
John Harvey Brookman died at 2:10 o’clock this morning at his home, 808 South Twelfth Street. His age was 38 years, two months and 15 days. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Wesley M.E. church, conducted by Rev. R.M. Stockton and burial will follow in Oakdale cemetery. The body will remain Hawkins Funeral Home until nine o’clock tomorrow morning, at which time it will be taken to the south Twelfth street home. He is survived by his widow, Nellie; three children, Ruby, Christine and Jimmy, at home: five brothers, Ralph, Christie, Herald, Donald and Carl: and two sisters Mrs. Vance Skinner and Mrs. Henry Dippold

04/11/1938
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Edwin Ray Brookman * edbrookman @ yahoo.com
Relationship : Nephew


Agnes Brown
Mrs. Agnes Brown Died last night; Be Buried Thursday
Mrs. Agnes Brown died at 10 o'clock last night at the Court Hotel, 110 North Tenth street. She was a lifelong resident of Mt. Vernon. She was born in Jefferson Co. July 19, 1871, and her age at time of death was 63 years and 18 days. She was a daughter of the late David Terry and wife. She was united in marriage in 1898 with Wm. Brown formerly a well known Barber of Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Brown was a Christian woman, and highly respected, and held membership in the First Christian Church.She is survived by her husband and one brother. Robert Terry, Mt. Vernon. Funeral service will be held in the First Christian Church Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. In the absence of the pastor, Rev. Geo. P. Rutledge, the service will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Guthrie.Burial will be held in West Salem. The body will remain at Myers Chapel, 122 North Tenth Street until the funeral hour.

Source: Mt Vernon Register News
Date: Aug. 7, 1934
Submitted by Barb Mason


Gertie M. Brown
Mrs. Gertie M. Brown died at her home two miles east of Dix at 1:30 a. m. today at the age of 56 years, six months and 22 days. She was the wife of Walter Brown.
Mrs. Brown was the daughter of T. S. and Minnie (Brookman) Staley. She was married to Mr. Brown. December 4, 1915.
She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist church, two miles south of Dix, where the funeral will be conducted Saturday, November 3, at 1 p. m. with the Rev. Ross Davidson of Vandalia and the Rev. Ross Partridge of Mt. Vernon in charge. Interment will be in the East Hickory Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix after 10 a. m. Friday.
Surviving, besides her husband, are three daughters. Mrs. Velnia Greenwalt of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Vera Beckham of Danville and Mrs. Levada Morgan of Rockford; two sons willie D. Brown of Rochelle and Floyd James Brown, at home. Six grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Myrtie Lane of Bluford and Mrs. Beular Thompson of Sterling: two brothers, Roy Staley of Dix and Ora Staley of Mt. Vernon; and her father, who lives in Dix. Her mother and one daughter are dead.

Nov. 1, 1957
Submitted by: Paul Anderson
Transcribed by K. Torp


Halsey Brown
KILLED BY LIGHTNING WHILE IN THE WATER
Peculiar Circumstances Surrounds the Death of Halsey Brown -
Dying Man Rescued by Companion
Halsey Brown was killed in a peculiar manner, Saturday night, lightning being the direct agent of his death. In company with Lee Dees he had been "logging" in the creek, south of the city, in McClellan township, and was getting out of the water. A wire fence crossed the creek, and Brown was in the act of crawling through the fence, when a bolt of lightning hit it some distance away, and so charged it that it carried sufficient electricity to cause death to the unfortunate man. He cried out and attracted the attention of Dees, who had just crawled through the fence, and was out on the bank, rubbing his legs that had been made numb by the electrically charged water. Dees rushed to the aid of his stricken friend, but when he reached him there was no sign of life apparent. He was dragged from the water dead. A wife and four children are left to mourn the untimely end of the husband and father. Mr. Brown was a farmer and 38 years old. The funeral was conducted at Wolf Prairie, Sunday.
Date: 19 June 1911
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Nanette Riley
Relationship:Great Great Great Grandfathers Son


W. J. Brown
Robert E. Terry was notified this morning of the death of his brother-in-law; W. J. Brown, at Anna, Mr. Brown formerly lived in Mt. Vernon. His wife died August 7, 1934. Funeral arrangements have not been made, but will be announced later. Mr. Brown was a well known Barber during the time he lived here. Funeral Services For Wm. J. Brown Sunday Afternoon Funeral services for William J. Brown, who died early yesterday at the Anna State Hospital, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Free Will Baptist Church in this city with Rev. Lepton Harpole and Rev. Riley Burton officiating. Internment will be made at the West Salem Cemetery. The body will be brought to the home of Robert Terry, a brother - in - law of Mr. Brown tomorrow afternoon and will remain there until the funeral hour. The Terry home is located six miles south of Mt. Vernon on state route 37. Mr. Brown a prominent Barber in Mt. Vernon until his health failed, was 74 years old. He was married to Agnes Terry Sept. 17, 1898, she preceded him in death on Aug. 7, 1934. Mr. Brown was a faithful member of the Christian Church and the 1.0.0.F lodge.

Source: Mt Vernon Register News
Date: June 26, 1936
Submitted by Barb Mason

Ella Brown
Funeral of Mrs. Ella Brown Is Held Today
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Brown, widow of Harvey Brown, was held this afternoon at Wolf Prairie. Mrs. Brown died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Beulah Hester in Danville, Ill. Her husband died at the daughter’s home early in January. They had come to Danville to spend the winter with their daughter. Mrs. Brown is survived by the following named children: Cam of Oklahoma, Guy of West Frankfort, Zibe of McClellan, Mrs. Edith Peery of Oklahoma, Mrs. Mollie Bean of St. Louis, Mrs. Susie Harvey of Paragould, Ark., and Mrs. Beulah Hester of Danville.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register-News,
Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Wednesday, March 17, 1926
Submitted By: Daran Brown

Harvey Brown
Funeral of Harvey Brown Is Held Today
The funeral of Harvey Brown, who died Monday in Danville, Ill., was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at Wolf Prairie church. Mr. and Mrs. Brown were spending the winter with their daughter, Mrs. Eldo Hester in Danville, where Mr. Brown died. Mr. Brown was almost 80 years old, and was a highly respected citizen of McClellan township. Mr. Brown was the son of the Rev. Alphos Brown, who was a well known Christain minister. He is survived by his widow who before her marriage was Miss Ella Ford, and three sons, Cam of Oklahoma, Guy, of West Frankfort and Zibe of McClellan township, and four daughters, Mrs. Hollis Peery, of Texas, Mrs. Ed Bean, of East St. Louis, Mrs. Thomas Harvey, Paragould, Ark., and Mrs. Elde Hester, of Danville.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register-News,
Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Wednesday, February 10, 1926
Submitted By: Daran Brown

Ruby Bruce
Ruby K. (Clifton) Bruce, 89, of Mt. Vernon died at 3:58 a.m. Thursday April 22, 2004, at her home. She was born on Aug. 17, 1914, in Jefferson County, daughter of Henry J. and Janie (Shelton) Clifton. She married Charles Robert "Bob" Bruce on May 18, 1935, in Nashville, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 1980. Mrs. Bruce is survived by a son, Robert E. "Bobby" Bruce and wife Cindy of Mt. Vernon; three granddaughters, Casey Bruce, Heidi Bruce and Cody Bruce, all of Mt. Vernon; a nephew, Howard Gene Clifton of Mt. Vernon; a niece, Doris June Mabry of Benton; three great-nephews, Gary Mabry of Marion, Larry Mabry of Benton and Scott Clifton of Mt. Vernon; a great-niece, Mary Hane Richard of Mt. Vernon; and a very special friend, Helen Villarreal of Mt. Vernon. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Howard Clifton and Lawrence Clifton; and a sister, Florence (Clifton) Taylor.
Mrs. Bruce lived in the Campground area for most of her life and worked with her sister, Florence Taylor, in the restaurant business at the Jefferson County Livestock Auction. Later, she worked in the dietary department at Good Samaritan Hospital until her retirement in 1979. Graveside services willbe held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Dan Lovin officiating. Those attending are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Memorials may be made to the Home Health and Hospice of St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital or the Jefferson County Historical Society and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves

Leslie R. Brumley
MOUNT VERNON, Ill. - Leslie R. Brumley, 66, of Mount Vernon went home to be with the Lord at 3:45 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2007, at his home. He was born Thursday, Feb. 6, 1941, in Owensboro to Givin Brumley and Erdie (Goodman) Brumley. He married Barbara Parke on June 11, 1990, in Austin, Texas, and was a former captain of security at General Tire in Mount Vernon. Leslie served in the Army from 1958 to 1961, was a member of Campground Baptist Church and enjoyed coin collecting, woodworking and bird-watching. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Shirley "Buster" Moore and Orville Moore; and two sisters, Ednell "Sis" Pogue and Rebecca Spell. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Brumley of Mount Vernon; a son, Ricky Brumley of Nashville; two daughters, Dana Swiss and husband Steve of Fond du Lac, Wis., and Debra Gillenwater of Mount Vernon; a granddaughter, Samantha Swiss of Fond du Lac; four brothers, James "Buddy" Brumley of Philpot, Weldon Brumley and wife Wilma of Owensboro, Charles H. Brumley and wife Mary of Beaver Dam and Dan Stites of Owensboro; a sister, Ruby Renfro and husband Jim of Owensboro; and several nieces and nephews. Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, with Chaplain Dan Lovin officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 tonight at the funeral home. Interment will be in Smith-Veterans Cemetery in Jefferson County, Illinois. The chaplain of Mount Vernon American Legion Post 141 will conduct a military flag presentation.

Source: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer {KY}
Date: April 26, 2007
Submitted by Cindy Ford

Donna Moss Bryant
BRYANT, DONNA MOSS (GRANT), 69, of Florissant, Missouri and formerly of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; died 5:45 p.m., November 4, 2004 at her home; born January 23, 1935, St. Louis, Missouri; parents, Donald S. Grant & Mary W. (Whobrey) Grant. Graveside service at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Oakwood Cemetery. Those attending this service are asked to go directly to the cemetery on Monday. Reverend David Eadie. Visitation 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday at HUGHEY Funeral Home. Survived by daughters, Lori B. Smith & husband, Robert, Florissant, MO, Elaine B. Wright & husband, Rodney, Webster Groves, MO, Kathleen G. Ledford, Florissant, MO; 4 grandchildren & 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Grant & wife, Dorothy, Florissant, MO. Her parents preceded her in death. Ms. Bryant was a member of the Methodist faith. For those who wish, memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 618-242-3348 for obituary information at any time.

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Date: November 6, 2004
Submitted by Cindy Ford

William J. Bryant
William J. Bryant, 80, of Dix died 6:50 a.m. Feb. 5, 2006, at White Oak Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon. He was a retired welder for Caterpillar in Peoria. Mr. Bryant was born March 28, 1925, in Bokoshe, Okla., to Thomas E. and Emma L. (Regan) Bryant. He married Dorothy L. (Hill) Bryant Nov. 26, 1946, in Morganfield, Ky.; she preceded him in death Nov. 25, 1991. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. The Revs. Jack Lucas and Tom Bryant will officiate. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. Mr. Bryant is survived by daughters Katharine Elaine Moore and husband Kenneth of Jacksonville, Fla., and Sandra Joyce-Ann Hoffert and husband William of Fairfield, Calif.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers Duane Bryant and wife Glenda of Mt. Vernon and Bob Bryant and wife Dolores of Woodland, Mich.; and sisters Jean Bryant and husband Orley of Norris City, Beverly Partride and husband Melvin of Mt. Vernon and Betty Hizer and husband Dan of Murrieta, Calif.; and a sister-in-law, Gerry Bryant of Dix. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a grandson, Bryan Hoffert; a brother, Phoy “Bud” Bryant; and a sister, Janice Miller. Mr. Bryant was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Cemetery or White Oak Rehabilitation Center Activity Fund. For further information, you may contact Osborn Funeral Home in Dix at 266-7231.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 2/7/2006
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson


Joyce Anita (Braddy) Bullock
Joyce Anita Bullock, 75, of Bonnie, Jefferson, Illinois, USA, died at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2008, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA.
She was born in Jefferson County, Illinois, USA on September 14, 1933, the daughter of Ralph and Lela Mae (Williams) Braddy. She married Richard Bullock on October 19, 1951, and he preceded her in death on April 01, 1994.
Mrs. Bullock is survived by one son, Rick Bullock; two daughters, Diana Bullock and LeAnn Bremer; grandchildren, Shawn Bullock, Geoffrey Bremer, Justin Bremer, Lacey Bremer, Christopher Bremer, Jennifer Eubanks, Jamie Robinson and Olivia Bullock; great-grandchild, Harley Eubanks; one brother, Marlin Braddy; and one sister, LaVerne Isaac.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Lela Mae Braddy; her husband, Richard Bullock; a granddaughter, Danyiel Love Bremer; a brother, Murl Braddy; and by a brother, Ralph Braddy Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 19, 2008 at the Bonnie Baptist Church with the Rev. Merle Fullerton officiating. Burial will be in the Kirk Cemetery in Ina, Jefferson, Illinois, USA.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 18, 2008 at the Johnston Funeral Home in Ina, Jefferson, Illinois, USA and after 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 19, 2008 at the church.
[Unknown newspaper, October 16, 2008 - Sub by FoFG]


Aubrey O. Burgin
Aubrey O. Burgin, 91, of Mt. Vernon, died at 10:38 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2008, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital. He was born on Saturday, Nov. 4, 1916, in Mt. Vernon, son of George F. and Eunice Burgin. He married Madonna Winkler in Woodlawn on Aug. 24,1973, and she survives. Mr. Burgin is also survived by a son, Richard Burgin and wife Carolyn of Mt. Vernon; a step son, Danny Kelly of Smithland, Ky.; two step daughters, Madonna Sue Poninski and husband Michael of Woodlawn and Connie Petersen of Mt. Vernon; three grandsons, John Burgin and wife Kathy of Louisville, Ky., Tom Burgin of Mt. Vernon and Scott Burgin and wife Tracy of Odessa, Fla.; eight great-grandchildren; six step grandchildren; 12 step great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, George A. Burgin; and an infant sister. Aubrey served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II. He worked at the Mt. Vernon Car Shops and later retired from Precision Engineering in Mt. Vernon. He was a past member of the Opdyke Masonic Lodge and was a Methodist by faith. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Odd Fellows Cemetery with Mr. Randy Sells officiating. The chaplain ofMt. Vernon American Legion Post 141 will conduct a military flag presentation service. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home. For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Central Christian Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, 111., 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: July 28, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford


Eva Jean Burgin
Eva Burgin Of Mt. Vernon Died At Age 89 Eva Jean Burgin, 89, of Route 4, and late of Nature Trail Home, died 5:35 a.m. Jan. 3, 1989, at the nursing home. Mrs. Burgin was born Dec. 15, 1899, in Jefferson County, a daughter of James R. and Victoria (Kuykendall) Reed. Ella McKeen raised the deceased from the time she was 3 years old. She first married John H. Tuttle, who preceded her in death, Nov. 8, 1946. She later married George Burgin, who also preceded her in death. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home with J. Howard Kraps officiating. Burial will follow at Old Orchard Cemetery. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Burgin is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Gilbert (Faye) Sulcer of Waltonville and Mrs. Ella Catherine Artis of Aurora, Colo., 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Mariann Bates of Memphis, Tenn., and Geni Forsyth of Thurmont, Md.; two step grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; one brother, James R. Reed of Xenia; and one brother-in-law, Aubrey Burgin of Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Burgin was a Methodist. She was preceded in death by her husbands; parents; one son, Jack E. Tuttle; one brother Walter Reed; and one sister Nettie Green.

Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Jan 3, 1989
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Transcribed By: Ann Evans


Monsignor James P. Burke
Community Leader Monsignor Burke Dies
By Randy Snyder, Register-News City Editor
Monsignor James P. Burke, a comunity leader in Mt.Vernon for more than half his 80 years, died 2:15 p.m. May 13, 1988, in St. Joseph's Hospital in Kirkwood, MO. He was pastor emeritus of St. Mary's Catholic Church, from which he retired in 1983 after serving as pastor for 38 years. From 1945 until his death he was active in church and community affairs. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial is to follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Belleville. Visitation is from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home and from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, where Mass is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday. Fourth-degree Knights of Columbus will provide honor guard services. Memorials to St. Mary's School are being accepted at the funeral home. Monsignor Burke was born Jan, 5, 1908, in East St. Louis, a son of Hugh P. and Margaret Mary Gleeson. He is survived by a brother Thomas M. Burke of Mt. Vernon. Monsignor Burke was preceded in death by his parent; a sister, Mary c. Burke, and a brother, William G. 'Bill' Burke. The deceased was a graduate of St. Joseph Paarish Grade School in East St. Louis, St. Louis University High School and St. Henry Preparatory School in Belleville. He completed his education for th epriesthoood at North American College and at Gregorian University in Rome. He was ordained July 26, 1936, at St. Ignazio Church in Rome and received the papal honor of Monsignor in 1976. He served four churches before coming to Mt.Vernon in 1945; as pastor of Holy Angel's Catholic Church in East St. Louis in 1937 and 1938; as assistant pastor at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in St Louis from 1938 through 1943; and as pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Sparta and Of St. Anthony's Catholic Church of Coulterville from 1943 until 1945. His memberships include: Dean of East Deanery from 1970 through 1978; past presidency of Mt.Vernon Lions Club; Past presidency and directorship of Mt. Vernon Library Board; 30 years and treasurer of North American College Alumni Association; directorship of First Bank & Trust Co.; Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce; cabinet secretary of Lions District 1C; Jefferson county Housing Authority Board membership on the mayor's board of labor and management; chaplain of the Mt. Vernon Police Department and AMVETS Post No.4; founder and chaplain of Knights of Columbus Council No.2964; Elks, Boy Scouts, Hefferson County Retarded Children's Association, head of United Fund campaign and recipient of Illinois State AMVETS Service Award.

Source: Mt.Vernon Reg. News
Submitted by: Margaret Marasco * cajungal3342 @ aol.com


Mildred A. Burnette
Mildred A. Burnette, 89, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 9:22 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at Christian Health Care, Springfield East in Springfield, Mo. She was born in Mt. Vernon on Saturday, Dec. 21, 1918, a daughter of Edgar L. and Kathryn I. (Lloyd) Braun. She married Sydney T. Burnette on Dec. 5, 1940, in Mt. Vernon, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 4, 1971. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn with Pastor Josepha Lecke officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Mildred is survived by a daughter, Martha Graham of St.Louis; son, David Burnette and wife Kathleen of Rogersville, Mo.; two granddaughters, Amanda Cunningham and husband Kip of Springfield, Mo., and Chelsea Childress and husband Jason of Springfield, Mo.; two great-granddaughters, Brooke Cunningham and September Childress of Springfield, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. Her husband; her parents; one son, Teddy Burnette; and one brother, Edgar Lloyd Braun preceded her in death. Mildred was secretary for Teamsters Local 50 for 25 years prior to retiring in December 1979; she was a very active member and officer for several years of the Alpha Iota Chapter in Mt. Vernon of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon. For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Faith Lutheran Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, PO. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News, Wednesday, July 24, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Freda Y. Burns
Freda Y. Burns, 73, of Mt. Vernon died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at her home. She was born November 28, 1928,in Winfield Kan. daughter of Lincoln and Bonnie (Smith) Wagner. Mrs. Burns is survived by three daughters, Debra Sue Sargent and husband Mike, Cindy Johnston and husband Mike and Shelby Skidmore and husband Jeff, all of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Wayne Wagner and wife Marilyn and Ronald and wife Judy, all of Mt. Vernon; a sister Wanda Wagner of Mt. Vernon; seven grandchildren, Mindy Siefert and husband Jay of St. Louis and Tyson Sargent, Kaitlin Johnston, Mallory Johnston, Jacob Skidmore, Jason Skidmore and Adrienne Skidmore, all of Mt. Vernon; and several nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Patrick A. Burns; and an infant brother, Gerald Burton Wagner. Mrs. Burns worked for many years as a surgical technician in the surgery department at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center (now St.Mary's/Good Samaritan Hospital). After retirement in 1991, she worked for the Green Thumb program until the last year. She was a member of Logan Street Baptist Church. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Tate officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Nov. 27, 2002
Submitted by: Ida Reeves

Forrest J. Byard
Forrest Byard Of Urbana Died At Age 80
Forrest J. Byard, 80, a former resident of Mt. Vernon, and late of Urbana, died at 12:15 a.m. Monday in Burnham Hospital in Champaign. He was a maintenance man at Mr. Vernon High School before his retirement. Mr. Byard was born in Jefferson County Sept. 5, 1901, the son of William H. and Lillian E. (Seward) Byard. On Feb. 18, 1939, in Mt. Vernon, he married Nina Wells Tittle, and she survives. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home with J. Howard Kraps officiating. Burial will follow in South Hickory Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Byard was a member of the Central Church of Christ and Mt. Vernon Masonic Lodge No. 31 A. F. and A. M. In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Darrell Byard of Chicago Heights and Terrell Tittle of Urbana; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Virgil Byard of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Myrtle Byard of Mt. Vernon and two nieces. Mr. Byard was preceded in death by one brother, one sister, his parents and an infant daughter.

Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Handwritten date on obituary - Sept. 14, 1981
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Transcribed By: Ann Evans

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