Mt. Vernon Register-News


May 3, 2013

Midge Herley

Mildred “Midge” Herley, 81, of Mt. Vernon, died 4:13 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.

She was born Sunday, Aug. 30, 1931, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Neal and Mary Elizabeth (Puckett) Morgan. She married Albert Darold Stewart on May 28, 1949, in Mt. Vernon, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 1967. She married David Herley on June 24, 1978, in Las Vegas, Nev., and he preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1985.

Midge was a sales clerk at Shoe Stop in Mt. Vernon and was a lifetime member of Mt. Vernon Elks (B.P.O.E.) Lodge 819. She was a member of South Hickory Hill Christian Church and was a former member of the Alpha Lota Sorority. She was devoted to her family and loved working.

She is survived by son, Rodney Stewart and wife JoAnn of Benton; daughter, Barbara Clarke and husband Larry of Mt. Vernon; four grandchildren, Stephanie Orr and Jorge Sanchez of Chicago, Justin Orr, M.D. and wife Jennifer Orr, M.D. of El Paso, Texas, Brett Stewart and special friend Susan of Benton and Amy Wilson and husband Brandt of Christopher; 10 great-grandchildren, Malcolm, Gabriela and Mia Sanchez, Daulton, Blake and Peyton Stewart, Ethan and Emily Orr and Lynnsay and Bryce Wilson; brothers and sisters, Marian Erb and husband Les of Centralia, Norma McCafee and husband Robert of Springfield, Jean Domingez of Mt. Vernon, Carolyn Ray and husband Jerry of Centralia, Connie Koch of Mt. Vernon, Steven Morgan of Mt. Vernon and Joyce Morgan of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; and one son, Michael Stewart.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Mr. J. Howard Kraps officiating. Interment will be at Wolf Prairie Cemetery in Jefferson County.

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