Frances Fern Vinson, age 88 of Mt. Vernon, Illinois passed away 2:50 p.m. Monday, January 11, 2016 at her home in Mt. Vernon. Private family graveside funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 2016 in the Chapel at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Woodlawn with Pastor Gary Davenport officiating. For more information you may call Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100 or visit www.newellfuneralhome.com.