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Helen Lucille Black - 2/7/2015

Helen Lucille Black

Helen Lucille Black, age 95, of Salem, died January 29th, 2015, at her daughter's home in Kell.  She was a housewife and caregiver.

Memorial services for Helen Lucille Black will be held at 10:30 Saturday, February 7th, 2015, at Harvey's Point Christian Church in Kell, with Jim Burleyson presiding.  Memorials may be made to African Christian Mission (ACMI) or Jim and Andra Howe (CRAM), China Mission and may be left at Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem.  

Survivors include son:  Harry  Robert Black and wife Sue of Decatur; daughters:  Carolyn Butler of Cape Town, South Africa; Barbara Trinkle and husband Gary of Kell, and Mary Scott of Kell; two sisters:  Jean Moore of Texas and Faye Lefferson of Florida, 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and one great great grandchildren.  

Helen Lucille Black was born on January 6th, 1920 in Salem to Herschel Hiestand and Ruth (Jenkins) Hiestand.  She married Harry Black, Senior on April 24th, 1937 in Alma.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother:  Darwin Hiestand and sister:  Kathryn Lowery.  

Charlotte June 'Granny' Wilkins - 2/4/2015

Charlotte June 'Granny' Wilkins

Charlotte June 'Granny' Wilkins, age 74, of Salem died Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at home.  She worked at Radiac Abrasives.

There will be no public funeral services for Charlotte 'Granny' Wilkins.  The Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem is in charge of arrangements.

Charlotte 'Granny' Wilkins is survived by husband:  Paul Lewis Wilkins Senior of Salem; sons:  William yates of Georgia, Alan Wilkins of Salem, and Paul Wilkins of Salem; daughters: Jennifer O'Dell of Salem' and Kelly Dutton of Salem; grandchildren:  Steven Wilkins, Brandy Jennings, Katie Stroup, Dakoa O'Dell, Thomas Wilkins, Jarad Wilkins and Alica Wilkins; great grandchildren:  Hank Jennings Junior, Allyson Jennings, Ashlynn Jennings, Kameron Wilkins, Keaton WIlkins, Ariah Wilkins, Angelo Wilkins, Joseph Wilkins, Grayson O'Dell, Syris O'Dell, Haylee Stroup, Reylee Stroup and soon to be great great granddaughter:  Scarlett O'Dell;  brothers:  Charles, Richard and Donald Boothman; sisters:  Mary Rose Beasley and Carroll Murry; special granddaughter-in-law:  Ariel Wilkins and very special friend and sister-in-law: June Bug.   

 Charlotte 'Granny' Wilkins was born on October 15th, 1940 in Sandoval to Charles Frances Boothman and Mildred Mary (Martin) Wilkins.  Both of her parents preceded her in death.  She married Paul Lewis Wilkins, Senior of Salem in August 19, 1962 in Salem.  He survives.  

Pamela J. Moore - 2/4/2015

Pamela J. Moore, age 70, of Louisville, IL, passed away at 1:28 am, Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL.

Funeral Arrangements for Pamela Moore are pending at Neal Funeral Home in Louisville.

Margie Louise Womack - 2/3/2015

Margie Louise Womack

Margie Louise Womack, age 83, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015 at St. Joseph Health Center in Saint Charles, Missouri. Margie was an active Cub Scout Den Mother, was on the Board of Cerebral Palsy of Southern Illinois and the Land of Lincoln Board, the AMVETs Auxiliary and she was an election judge. 

Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 P.M. Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Reverend Steve Edwards presiding.  Visitation will be from Noon until Service Time 1:30 P.M. Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  Interment at Oakwood Cemtery in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  

Margie Womack is survived by her husband - Glenn N. Womack, Jr. of Mount Vernon, Illinois; 3 sons - Michael O’Dea, Jr. and wife Vickie of Mount Vernon, Illinois, John Womack of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Eric R. Womack and wife Jolyn of Sesser, Illinois; 4 grandchildren - Michael O’Dea, III and wife Janice of Longview, Texas, Christopher S. O’Dea of Paducah, Kentucky, Justin Womack and Joshua Womack of Sesser, Illinois; several nieces and nephews also survive.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.

Margie Louise Womack was born Tuesday, April 14, 1931 in Mount Vernon, Illinois daughter of Riley Robert and Rebecca R. Ross.  She married Michael O'Dea, Sr. and he preceded her in death.  She married Glenn N., Womack, Jr. on March 17, 1960 in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  Her parents, first husband, her brother: Alva U. Dare, one sister: Gertie Merrill and her stepmother: Amanda Ross preceded her in death.

Lillian Ruth (McKitrick) Scott - 2/3/2015

Lillian Ruth (McKitrick) Scott

Lillian Ruth (McKitrick) Scott, age 89, of Mt. Vernon, IL died at 9:43 a.m. January 25th, 2015 at Lavender Ridge Dignified Memory Care in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  Lillian fulfilled her lifelong dream of attending college by earning an Associate of Arts Degree from Mt. Vernon Community College (1970), a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (1974) and a Master of Science Degree in Special Education (1980), also from SIU-C, with Honors. She joined the staff of Mt. Vernon Township High School as a Special Education Instructor in 1974, and retired in 1993. Volunteer work within the field of education was very important to Lillian. She was a member of the Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC), and gave many hours of her time throughout her career in support of this organization and its goals. She served as a board member of JEFFCO, an organization that provides job training and opportunities for community members with handicaps. Lillian was also a dedicated worker and advocate of the Special Olympics, often chaperoning students on weekends and in the summer to other cities so they could compete as Special Olympic Athletes. Though she received several academic and professional honors, Lillian was most proud of her letters from Eunice Kennedy Shriver, received on completion of the Special Olympics Training School and certifying her to coach Basketball, Volleyball, Bowling, Gymnastics, and Track and Field. Volunteer work within the church and community was also a mainstay of Lillian's life. As a member of First United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon, she served as a Sunday School teacher, a Bible School teacher, and a volunteer parish visitor to shut-ins. In her later years, she volunteered weekly as an interviewer for Angels on Assignment, a church-sponsored program that helps those in need of financial assistance for medications, rent, and/or utility bills. In 2009, Lillian was recognized as a Mt. Vernon Senior Saint for her contributions to the community. That same year, she was also selected as an Illinois Retired Teachers Jefferson County Honoree. Her family was the most important thing in Lillian's life. She gave them her unconditional love and did anything for them she possibly could. (Lillian) was a member of First United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon IL; Kappa Delta Pi and Pi Lambda Theta honor fraternities for professional educators, the Association for Retarded Citizens of Jefferson County, the Illinois Retired Teachers Association, and JEFFCO, an organization that provides job training and opportunities for community members with handicaps.

Celebration of Life Service for Lillian Scott will be held at 10:00 a.m.Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Mount  Vernon, Illinois, with Rev. Victor K. Long presiding.  The Family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, 2/2/2015 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Internment at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois.  For those who wish, memorials may be given to Angels on Assignment of the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon IL, and/or to the Special Olympics (http://www.specialolympics.org), and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.

Lillian Scott is survived by her Daughter: Lisa Lehmberg and husband Lance of Belchertown, Massachusetts; Grandson: Christopher Arnold and wife Juha of Junction City, Kansas; Great-granddaughter: Yuna Arnold of Junction City, Kansas; Sisters: Deloris Edmison and husband Donald of Opdyke, IL; Velma Ellis of Jensen Beach, Florida; Sister-in-law: Virginia McKitrick of Sims, IL and Several nieces and nephews.

Lillian Scott was born on March 3rd, 1925 in Wayne County, IL to Jewell A. and Corine E. (Weaver) McKitrick. She married Loren D. Scott on August 3, 1947 in Wayne County, IL, and he preceded her in death on December 3rd, 1986.   She was also preceded in death by: her parents, husband, brother Auburn McKitrick, and a brother who died in infancy.

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