Joseph “Joe” Deon Wicks

Joseph “Joe” Deon Wicks, 75, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 5:15 A.M. July 20, 2018 at his residence in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born February 27, 1943 in Jefferson County, Illinois to Herbert Edwin and Ruby Alice (Willard) Wicks. Joe is survived by his wife, Vickie Freeman of Mount Vernon, Illinois; son,…Read more…

Donna M. Page

Donna Mae Page, 82, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at June 3, 2018 at her residence. She was born February 8, 1936 in Mount Vernon to the late Ernest Claude Higginson and Mabel Ruth Medders. She married Bill Gene Page on February 8, 1956 in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Graveside Service will be held…Read more…

Reverend Melvin “Buck” Larson

Reverend Melvin “Buck” Larson, 93, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 6:10 P.M.July 14, 2018 at his residence. He was born September 8, 1924 in Woodlawn, Illinois to the late Olaf and Nellie (Fuller) Larson. Buck married Wilma (Rector) Larson on September 20, 1945 in Mount Vernon. They were blessed with 72 years of…Read more…

Debra JoAnn Martin

Debra JoAnn Martin, 61, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 4:19 P.M. on July 13, 2018 in Pontiac, Illinois. She was born December 23, 1956 in Gary, Indiana to the late Melvin and Viola “Fern” (Williams) Conner. Debra married James C. Martin on December 23, 1973. Debra is survived by her son, Jimmy Martin…Read more…

Jerry F. Keen

Jerry F. Keen, 81, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 7:30 P.M.July 13, 2018 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born March 6, 1937 in Wayne County, Illinois to Glen Keen and Elzora Loyd. He married Phyllis Wood in May of 1955 in Keenes, Illinois. They were blessed…Read more…

Hazel Austin

Hazel Austin, 89, of Dix, Illinois passed away at 10:53 A.M. July 13, 2018 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon. She was born July 5, 1929 in Mount Vernon to the late Walter and Julia (Mundy) Biggerstaff. Hazel married Oval H. Austin on March 27, 1948 in Mount Vernon. They were blessed…Read more…

Robert Joe Szostak

Robert Joe Szostak, 63, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away July 11, 2018 at his residence in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Per Robert’s request, there will be no public services held. For those who wish, memorials may be given to Szostak Family, in care of Madonna Szostak in Memory of Robert Joe Szostakand will be accepted…Read more…

Helen Kowalski

Helen Kowalski, 99, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 1:00 P.M. July 11, 2018 at Mount Vernon Health Care Center. She was born July 1, 1919 in Pinckneyville, Illinois to the late John and Maud (Kelly) Dublo. Helen married Stanley Kowalski on October 5, 1938. They were blessed with nearly 47 years of marriage…Read more…

Thomas Brice Atchison

Thomas Brice Atchison, 66, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed from this life at 10:30 A.M. July 9, 2018 at his residence. He was born August 2, 1951 in Mount Vernon to the late Richard Lee and Alma (Ballard) Atchison. A Graveside Service will be held Friday, July 13, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at Wolf Prairie…Read more…

Charles Rodger Bassett

Charles Rodger Bassett, 75, of Dix, Illinois passed away at 11:55 P.M. July 10,2018 at his residence in Dix, Illinois. He was born November 8, 1942 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to Charles O. Bassett and Alta M. Cox. He married Judith F. Corvin on July 28, 1980 in Mount Vernon, Illinois. They were blessed with…Read more…

James Barry Reed

James Barry Reed, 73, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 7:25 P.M. July 9, 2018 at Mount Vernon Healthcare Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born September 7, 1944 in Benton, Illinois to Fred G. Reed and Tempa Harrell. Barry is survived by his sisters, Ellen Peacock of Mattoon, Illinois, Janet Mays and…Read more…

Lois A. Gardiner

Lois A. Gardiner, 88, of Marion, Illinois, passed away at 7:30 P.M., July 8, 2018. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 12:00 P.M. Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Newell Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois, with Reverend Lance Leeds officiating.  Burial will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois. Friends of the Lois…Read more…

Jerry Carl “Poncho” Johnson

Jerry Carl “Poncho” Johnson, 83, of Mt. Vernon passed away Friday, July 6, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Los Angeles, CA on September 3, 1934, the son of Robert & Beatrice (Shelton) Johnson. He married Betty Joyce (Stewart) on March 13, 1953, and she passed away January of…Read more…

Bill Lee Quinn

Bill Lee Quinn, 82, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 8:12 P.M. July 5, 2018 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon.He was born November 16, 1935 in Mount Vernon to the late Robert Lee and Vona (Reynolds) Quinn. A Graveside Service will be held Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10:00 A.M.…Read more…

David A. Sloan

David A. Sloan, 34, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 5:48 P.M. July 4, 2018.He was born April 26, 1984 in Mount Vernon to John and Cindy (Klevorn) Sloan. David married Sara (Bean) Sloan on May 13, 2008 in Mount Vernon. They just celebrated 10 years of marriage together. A Greeting of Family and…Read more…