Patricia Marie (Kelly) Jones

Patricia Marie (Kelly) Jones passed away on October 22, 2021, in Columbia, Missouri, at the age of 76 years.  Pat was born February 29, 1944 to Bernie P. and Harriet (Johnson) Kelley in Centralia, Illinois.  She spent most of her years in Mt. Vernon.  She graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High School in 1962 and…Read more…

Mark E. Bond

Mark E. Bond, 67, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away October 25, 2021 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Illinois. He was born April 18, 1954 in Mount Vernon to the late Paul and Norma (Friedman) Bond. Mark is survived by his children, Paul Bond and wife, Hillary of Normal, Illinois, Kati Burns…Read more…

Donald Ray Blackwood

Donald Ray Blackwood was born in Webbers Falls, Oklahoma on September 21, 1946 to the late Burl and Dosha (Chisum) Blackwood. Following a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease, Don passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, October 22, 2021 in Mount Vernon, Illinois. As a young man, Don was a self-described master tinkerer who…Read more…

Alva “Jake” Arnett

Alva “Jake” Arnett, 71, of Mt. Vernon, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021, at his home.  He was born November 28, 1949, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Harry and Lillie (Beal) Arnett.  On June 11, 1983, in Mt. Vernon, he married Susan Tackitt, and she survives. Jake was a veteran of the United States…Read more…

William Glenn “Bill” Mellott

William Glenn “Bill” Mellott, 81, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away October 25, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 8, 1940 in Mount Vernon to the late Lester and Mildred (Wilson) Mellott. William married Nellie (Tinsley) Mellott on March 29, 1958. They were blessed with 63 years of…Read more…

Armentha June Jones

Armentha June Jones, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at home on October 23, 2021 at 2:35 PM surrounded by her loving family at the age of 87.  The daughter to Herb Wilkerson and Ruby Clifton. Amy was born in Mt. Vernon on August 24, 1934.  Amy is survived by her husband,…Read more…

Larry Donald Morton

Larry Donald Morton, 60, of Salem, passed away October 16, 2021, at St. Louis University Hospital, in St. Louis. Arrangements are pending, at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, Illinois.Read more…

Elaine Ballard

Elaine Ballard, 90, passed away Friday, October 22, 2021, with her family by her side, at her home in McLeansboro, Illinois. Elaine was born September 16, 1931 in McLeansboro, IL to Elmo and Sarah (Taylor) Weaver.  She married Edgar L. Ballard on December 27, 1947 and he preceded her in death. Elaine had many jobs during her lifetime.…Read more…

Gertrude M. Williamson

Gertrude M. Williamson, 99, of Minerva, Ohio passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021 in the Minerva Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born November 2, 1922 in Wayne City, Illinois to Ross and Elma (Shell) Mayo.  She was a housewife and had formerly worked for Thomason’s Department Store in Wayne City, Illinois.  She was a member…Read more…

Terry Michele Law (nee Dougan)

Terry Michele Law (nee Dougan), passed away on October 21, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Katherine Dougan. Her surviving relatives include her husband, Keith Law; daughter, Erin Magnuson (Law; son-in-law, Peter Magnuson; and her beloved grandchildren, Stewart and Elinda Magnuson. Terry was born in Santa Rosa, California on July 4, 1943.…Read more…

Kenneth D. Pickens

Rev. Kenneth D. Pickens, 89, of Centralia and a former Vandalia resident, “Went home to be with the Lord” on Wednesday morning, October 20, 2021. He was born in Kinmundy, IL on February 16, 1932, the son of Thomas Franklin & Lois Pearl (Sanders) Pickens. He married Virginia (Needham) on May 14, 1950, and she…Read more…

David Eugene Wilson

David Eugene Wilson, age 79, passed away on October 19, 2021.He was born to Herman and Velma (Beckman) Wilson at home in Bonnie, Illinois the eighth child of thirteen children. Mr. Wilson served in the US Army 1961-1963 after which he married Glenda E. Gaddy on August 8, 1964 in Benton, Illinois.Dave worked at General…Read more…

Vera M. Fisher

Vera M. Fisher, 66, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 6:58 pm October 19, 2021 at her residence in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born April 16, 1955 in Hamilton County, Illinois to the late Eugene and Katherine (Brake) Schnicker. Vera married James Fisher on June 26, 1999 in Hamilton County, Illinois. They were…Read more…

Sue Elaine (Lorance) Voyles

Sue Elaine (Lorance) Voyles, 66, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed to her heavenly reward on October 17, 2021 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana from complications of Covid-19. Elaine was born January 3, 1955 in McLeansboro, Illinois. She attended OBR grade school, Mount Vernon Township High School, and Rend Lake College. She had worked at…Read more…

Richard Wayne Rumsey

Richard Wayne Rumsey, 70, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away Sunday morning, October 17, 2021 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Illinois. He was born May 30, 1951 in West Frankfort, Illinois to Floyd and Clara (Walton) Rumsey.Richard is survived by sons, Daniel Rumsey of Martinsburg, West Virginia, David Rumsey of Lisarow NSW Australia…Read more…