Alfred Wesley Renn

Alfred Wesley Renn, 90, of McLeansboro, passed away at 9 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at his home with family at his side. He was born January 6, 1930 in Gary, Indiana, the son of Lawrence Alfred and Ethel (Hill) Renn.  He married Mildred “Tootie” Wheeler on February 5, 1951 and she preceded him in death.  After an…Read more…

Ruth A. Carr

Ruth Ann Carr, 76, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 3:20 am January 13, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born August 20, 1943 in Pontiac, Illinois to the late Ellis Elrod and Pauline  (Bundy) Elrod. Ruth married Ron Carr on June 28, 1969 and he survives in Mount Vernon. A Visitation…Read more…

Paul E. Hill

Paul Eugene Hill, 54, a resident of McLeansboro, Illinois, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at McLeansboro Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.  He was born on June 30, 1965 in East Prairie, Missouri, the son of Paul James and Linda Marie (Rutledge) Hill.  Paul was a retired carpenter. Paul is survived by two brothers: Robert Lee…Read more…

John Daniel Smith

John Daniel Smith, 70, of McLeansboro, Illinois, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Hamilton Memorial Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in McLeansboro. He was born May 13, 1949 in Mt. Vernon, Indiana, the son of Thomas and Lenora Smith.  He was a retired custodian and of the Catholic faith. John is survived by his wife,…Read more…

Christopher Paul Kackowski

Christopher Paul Kackowski, 30, of Woodlawn, Illinois, passed away at 9:30 am January 10, 2020 at his residence. He was born January 31, 1989 in Waterbury, Connecticut to Pamela (Young) Wells and Robert Kackowski. A Greeting of Family and Friends will be held Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Newell Funeral Home in…Read more…

Donna J. Perjenski

Donna J. Perjenski, 71, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 12:55 am January 10, 2020 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon. She was born January 27, 1948 in Mount Vernon to the late Warren and Helen (Malcolm) Birkner. Donna married Ronald Perjenski on July 29, 1972. A Visitation will be held Sunday, January 12, 2020…Read more…

Patricia A. Ham

Patricia Ann Ham, 81, of Opdyke, Illinois, passed away at 3:29 pm January 9, 2020 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born September 26, 1938 in Mount Vernon to Foster and Betty (Johnson) Davis. Patricia married Orlando Ham on March 29, 1958 in Shawneetown, Illinois. A Visitation will be held Monday, January 13, 2020…Read more…

Phyllis A. Giles

Phyllis Ann Giles, 82, of Denton, Texas passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Presbyterian Hospital in Denton, TX.  She was born February 13, 1937 in Benton, IL the daughter of Carlton and Ruby (Morris) Hunt. She was a retired school teacher.  Phyllis began teaching in a one room school house in the rural Ozarks of Arkansas in…Read more…

Howard S. Flota

Howard Sinclair Flota, 99 of Jacksonville, Florida and formerly of Mt. Vernon, Illinois passed away on January 04, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida where he has resided since 2012. Howard was born on Friday, July 16, 1920 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, the son of the late Theron Flota and Ethel (McCarthy) Flota.  He married the late Beatrice…Read more…

Peggy Lou Crider

Peggy Lou Crider, 83, of Benton, Illinois, formerly of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away on January 4, 2020 at Heritage Woods in Benton. She was born January 30, 1936 in Jackson County, Illinois to the late Thomas and Beulah (Akins) Carlock. Peggy married Noble Eugene Crider on January 2, 1951 in Mount Vernon. They were blessed with 47…Read more…

Wilma L Buchanan

Wilma L Buchanan, 84, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 7:08 pm January 4, 2020 at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. She was born May 7, 1935 in Jefferson County, Illinois to the late Howard and Melva (Neal) Brown. Wilma married Charles Austin on November 17, 1953. He preceded her in death on April 17, 1974. A…Read more…

Ronald G. Karch

Ronald G. Karch, 81, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 10:24 am January 2, 2020 at Deaconess Hospital Midtown in Evansville, Indiana. He was born July 1, 1938 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the late Charlie and Mildred (Williams) Karch. Ronald married Barbara (Capps) Karch on April 11, 1969 in Bluford, Illinois. They were blessed with 60…Read more…

Neva Germann

Neva Germann, 100, of Cravat, Illinois, passed away at 4:35 am January 2, 2020 at Centralia Manor in Centralia, Illinois. She was born May 2, 1919 in  to the late Alva and Ollie (Ferguson) Stonecipher. Neva married Arthur Warren Germann on April 9, 1939 in Mount Vernon, Illinois. They were blessed with nearly fifty-six years of…Read more…

R. Darlene Ballard

R. Darlene Ballard, 83, of Southaven, Mississippi, passed away at 6:15 pm December 30, 2019 at her residence. She was born September 15, 1936 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the late Gerald and Flora (Davis) Cates. Rose married Gale Trent Ballard on August 21, 1953 in Mount Vernon. They were blessed with 66 years of marriage. A Visitation…Read more…

Willie “Gerry” Bryant

Willie Geraldine Bryant, 94, of Dix, Passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor. She was born on October 5, 1925, in Wagoner, OK, the daughter of William Felix Robertson and Clara (Robertson) Dowell. On her birthday in 1941, she married Phoy E. Bryant, and he preceded her in death on…Read more…