Alta Mae Childers, 85, of Mt. Vernon, IL, entered the gates of heaven 6:15 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2015 at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon. Funeral service for Alta Mae Childers will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Pastor Ted Anderson and Pastor Doug Bowers officiating. Interment will follow at Wolf Prairie Cemetery in rural Mt. Vernon. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, from 5-8 p.m. at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. For more information you may call Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100 or visit www.newellfuneralhome.com.