Mitzie Earlene (Lee) Deaton, 76, of Mt. Vernon, died 11:07 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon.
She was born Wednesday, June 2, 1937, in Fairfield, the daughter of Earl G. and Marion Fitzgerald (Minter) Lee. She married Robert J. Buskirk on March 18, 1956, at First Baptist Chruch in Fairfield and he preceded her in death. She married James Lee "Jim" Deaton on June 17, 1966, at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon and he preceded her in death on July 27, 2010.
Mitzie was a teacher for Fairfield School, Mt. Vernon city schools and Bethel Grade School. She was a broker for Deaton Real Estate, a member of Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association, the Genealogy Society and Logan Street Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon. She loved her grandchildren and attending their events, her dogs and genealogy.
She is survived by her daughter, Sherri Wilson and husband Russell of Mt. Vernon; son, Bill Deaton and wife Becky of Mt. Vernon; daughter-in-law, Nancy Deaton of Mt. Vernon; grandsons, J. Paul Deaton of Schaumburg, Mark Deaton and wife Michelle of Lafayette, La., Scott Deaton of Columbia, Mo., Brian Deaton of Mt. Vernon and Blake Deaton of Kirkwood, Mo.; granddaughter, Molly Wilson of Mt. Vernon; brother-in-law, Marshall McGehee of Fairfield; sister-in-law, Sandra Jo Herren and husband Jack of Mattoon; special cousin, Joan Wilkes of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; one son, Robert Thomas "Tom" Deaton; and one sister, Muriel McGehee.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Logan Street Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Wendell Garrison officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Logan Street Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.