Clara B. Tappan, age 85, of Mt. Vernon passed away 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Funeral Services will be held 12 p.m. Monday, December 21, 2015 at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Pastor Michael Sheets officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. Visitation will be held on Monday from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. For more information you may call Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100 or visit www.newellfuneralhome.com.