Phyllis M. Keen

Phyllis M. Keen, 82, of Mount Vernon, Illinois died peacefully with her family by her side at 10:18 P.M. July 15, 2019 at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born July 25, 1936 in Marion County, Illinois to the late Ed Wood and Sylvia (Duke) Wood. She married Jerry F. Keen in…Read more…

Bernice Viola Riley

Bernice Viola Riley, 68, of Dix, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019, at her home. She was born February 24, 1951, in Centralia, the daughter of Glen and Viola (Harker) Hicks.  On June 7, 1970, in Sandoval, she married Paul Dean Riley, and he survives in Dix She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist…Read more…

Nancy A. Kraps

Nancy A. Kraps, 84, of Salem, Illinois passed away at 4:08 A.M. July 14, 2019 after a lengthy battle with bone cancer. She was born March 1, 1935 in Sullivan, Indiana, the oldest daughter of the late Charles Clement and Mary Frances (Gamble) Chapman. Her brother, Warren, a retired minister and wife, Elsie reside in…Read more…

Michelle E. Brown

Michelle E. Brown, 72, a resident of Ft. Myers, Florida and formerly of McLeansboro, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019. She was born in DuQuoin, IL on September 2, 1946, the daughter of Raymond H. and Rhea Ann (Redd) Day.  Michelle married Billy “Bill” Brown and he preceded her in death in 2007.  Michelle was a retired…Read more…

Samuel Joseph Fleri

Samuel Joseph Fleri, 91, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 10:41 A.M.July 11, 2019 at Mount Vernon Health Care Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born February 18, 1928 in Olean, New York to the late Joseph and Alevina (Previgilan) Fleri. He married Virginia Booth on November 24, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada.…Read more…

Wilma Lee (Minton) Kimmel

Wilma Lee (Minton) Kimmel, 88, passed from this life and went to be with the Lord at 6:45 A.M.July 13, 2019 at her home with her family beside her. A Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. The Funeral Service…Read more…

Paul Gene Brenton

Paul Gene Brenton, 88, of Centralia, and formerly of Farrington Township, passed away on Saturday morning, July 14, 2019, at Fireside House of Centralia. He was born in Jefferson County on June 13, 1931, the son of James Ellis Brenton and Muriel Irene (Lowe) Brenton -Fally. He married Helen Miller, and she preceded him in…Read more…

Nancy Sue Hart

Nancy Sue Hart, 80, of Bluford, Illinois passed away at 12:56 P.M. on July 13, 2019 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born September 20, 1938 in Jefferson County, Illinois to the late Virgil D. and Lucille W. (Capps) Hatfield. Nancy married Gleason Robert “Bob” Hart on August 10,…Read more…

Alva J. McKay

Alva J. McKay, 89, of Scheller, Illinois, passed away at 8:10 P.M., July 10, 2019 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville, Illinois, with Deacon Mark Kabot officiating.  Burial will follow at Maple Hill…Read more…

K.M. “Red” Eldridge

K.M. “Red” Eldridge, 85, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away July 8, 2019 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. In honor of Red’s wishes no services will be held at this time. For those who wish, memorials may be given to American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association in Memory of K. M. “Red”…Read more…

Christina “Tina” M. Trotter

Christina “Tina” M. Trotter, 73, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 6:00 A.M., July 9, 2019 at her residence. A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, July 11, 2019 at East Salem Cemetery in Jefferson County, Illinois.  Burial will follow. For those who wish, memorials may be given to Angels on…Read more…

Celestial Pearl Blackwell

Celestial Pearl Blackwell of Ina, IL went to be with the Lord and loved ones gone on before her on Sunday, July 7, 2019 surrounded by her family who loved and respected her so much. Pearl was born to Roy and Ora Reed on October 27, 1922 in Akin, IL and grew up in Macedonia,…Read more…

Minnie Lou Piercy

Minnie Lou Piercy, 76, of Ina passed away Monday morning, July 8, 2019 in the Hamilton County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Jefferson County, IL on Dec. 12, 1942, the daughter of Howard & Minnie Louise (Ratliff) Neal. She married Robert Piercy and he preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 2013. Mrs. Piercy…Read more…

Jerry Lee McCracken

Jerry Lee McCracken, 83, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 11:27 A.M.June 30, 2019 at his residence. He was born January 27, 1936 in East St. Louis, Illinois to the late Joseph and Hazel Alberta (Lively) McCracken. Jerry married Janice “Jan” Marie Jones on August 11, 1956 in East St. Louis. They were blessed…Read more…

Milton Edward Skelly

Milton Edward Skelly, 75, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri.   Dr. Skelly was born July 2, 1944, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, son of Milton and Delia Skelly. He spent part of his childhood at military bases in Japan and Iran where his father was stationed. Later,…Read more…