Mt. Vernon Register-News

Obituaries

January 14, 2012

Rebecca Tufts

MT. VERNON — Rebecca “Becky” Lynn Tufts, 46, of Woodlawn, died 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, in Woodlawn.

She was born Thursday, July 15, 1965, in Harrisburg, the daughter of Dempsy “Dale” Denham and Paula (Kirk) Wilkerson. She married Stephen Tufts on May 21, 1994, in Carbondale; he survives in Woodlawn

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her father, Dale Denham and wife Marzee of Florissant, Mo.; her mother, Paula Wilkerson of Mt. Vernon; a son, Jonathan Dudley and wife Chloe of Woodlawn; three daughters, twins Paige and Payton Tufts of Woodlawn and Taylor Tufts of Woodlawn; a granddaughter, Cali Dudley of Woodlawn; a brother, Mike Denham of Plainfield, Ind.; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Rebecca was a member of Woodlawn Christian Church. She enjoyed spending time with her Bunco Group and loved shopping. She was very proud of all her children’s accomplishments and enjoyed attending Woodlawn Cardinals games and other games and activities in which her children participated.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Central Christian Church in Mt. Vernon with Tracy Thomas officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Central Christian Church.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Woodlawn Christian 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.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.

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