Ruth Wilson-Schnake

Ruth Wilson-Schnake, 99, of Centralia, passed away at 9:45 p.m., Sunday, November 22, 2020, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon. She was born in Jefferson County, on January 15, 1921, the daughter of Ben and Mary (French) Byars. On February 29, 1940, in Charleston, Missouri, she married Glen Wilson, and he preceded her…Read more…

Virgil L. Morris

Virgil L. Morris, 90, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, went to be with the Lord at 4:32 pm November 6, 2020 at his residence. He was born January 27, 1930 in Jefferson County to the late Leslie S. and Maude (Scott) Morris. Virgil first married Lucy Green and she preceded him in death in 1974.  He married Mary…Read more…

Morris H. Bechtel

Morris H. Bechtel, 84, of Woodlawn, Illinois, passed away at 9:41 am November 20, 2020 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born in Jefferson County, Illinois to the late Earl and Irma (Snodsmith) Bechtel. Morris married Dorothy (Weisbecker) Bechtel on July 2, 1955 in Woodlawn. They had just celebrated 56 years of…Read more…

Lillie M. Marlow

Lillie M. Marlow, 87, of Dix, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital, in Mt. Vernon. She was born June 18, 1933, in Kell, the daughter of Oscar E. and Jessie M. (Spangler) Riley.  On December 23, 1950, in Mt. Vernon, she married Leslie W. Marlow, and he preceded her…Read more…

Jim Mays

Jim Mays, 83, of Dix, Illinois, passed away at 11:15 pm November 18, 2020 at his residence. He was born June 19, 1937 in Boyd, Illinois to the late Cleo Wesley and Violet Mae (Moore) Mays. James married Donna (Williams) Mays on April 1, 1961 in Reno, Nevada. They were blessed with 59 years of marriage. A Visitation…Read more…

Michael Tate

Michael Tate, 58, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away on November 17, 2020 at his residence. He was born April 10, 1962 in Mount Vernon to the late Noel Evan and Linda (Steward) Tate. A Visitation will be held Friday, November 20, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Dahlgren, Illinois. A Graveside Service…Read more…

Betty Lois Copple

Betty Lois Copple, 88, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 1:02 am November 17, 2020 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. She was born June 25, 1932 in Mount Vernon to the late George and Beulah (Richardson) Morgan. Betty married James Copple in 1951. They were blessed with 69 wonderful years of marriage. A Private…Read more…

Frances I. Scott

Frances I. Scott, 78, of Dahlgren, Illinois passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. She was born February 3, 1942 in Belleville, IL to Arthur Willis and Omega Modine (Houseworth) Kern.  Frances worked as a ward clerk at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL and was a faithful…Read more…

Dorothy Beachum

Dorothy Beachum, 95, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois and formerly of McLeansboro, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL. She was born December 3, 1924 in Fairfield, IL the daughter of George and Agnus (Parmley) Purcell.  Ms. Beachum was a home maker and a faithful member…Read more…

Karen Jean Keef-Howell

Karen Jean Keef-Howell, 70, of Dix, Illinois, passed away November 17, 2020 at her home. She was born July 2, 1950 in Mount Vernon to the late Edgar L. and Edna E. (Brown) Keef.   A Graveside Service will be held Friday, November 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Hopewell Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois…Read more…

David Wayne Braden

David Wayne Braden, 53, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 2:12 pm November 16, 2020 at his residence. He was born January 7, 1967 in Mount Vernon to the late Clayton and Loretta (Parker) Braden. David married Joni (Gregory) Braden on March 25, 1989 and she survives in Mount Vernon.   A Visitation will…Read more…

Helen Louise Haddox

Helen Louise Haddox, 79, of Pinckneyville, Illinois, passed away at  November 16, 2020 at her home. She was born August 24, 1941 in Mount Vernon to the late Clarence W. Yearwood and Gertrude G. (Elliott) Yearwood. Helen was first married to William D. Barr and he preceded her in death.  She later married James R.…Read more…

Frances Ann Smith

Frances Ann Smith, 80, of Broughton, Illinois, passed away Monday, November 16, 2020 in Wadesville, Indiana. She was born in Hamilton County on January 1, 1940 to Marion and Iva Allen.  Frances worked as a teachers aid in the Hamilton County unit schools for many years. Frances is survived by her son David B. Smith of Broughton,…Read more…

Randall “Randy” Niles  Irwin

Randall “Randy” Niles  Irwin, 76, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 8:58 pm November 14, 2020 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon. He was born February 15, 1944 in Mount Vernon to the late Harry and Frances (Simmons) Irwin. A Visitation will be held Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm…Read more…

Nelsba C. Baker

Nelsba C. Baker, 82, of Las Vegas, Nevada and formerly of Mt. Vernon, Illinois passed away at 10:10 A.M. on Friday, November 13, 2020 at Bluesky Memory Care in Las Vegas, Nevada.Nelsba was born on Friday, November 11, 1938 in Hi Hat, Kentucky the daughter of the late Milford and Nancy (Hurt) Caudill. She married Guy Baker…Read more…