Mt. Vernon Register-News

January 15, 2013

Mark Carnahan


MT. VERNON — — Mark Eugene Carnahan, 58, of Mt. Vernon, died 9:36 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Ind.

He was born Monday, May 24, 1954, in Mt. Vernon, son of Victor and Marianne (Irvin) Carnahan.

Mark attended Joliet Junior College and his goal was to be a veterinarian, but was cut short due to illness. He worked for Johnson & Johnson for several years and was an avid woodworker and cabinet maker. Second only to loving his family was his tools and woodworking.

He is survived by his parents, Victor and Marianne Carnahan of Mt. Vernon; brother, Scott Carnahan and wife Theresa of Minooka; three sisters, Patricia Bauer and husband Peter of Wheaton, Vickie Crego of Shorewood and Rebecca Steinberger and husband Kirk of Kingwood, Texas; and five nieces and 10 nephews, Michael, Brett and Tyler Carnahan of Minooka, Adam, Brian, Graham and Reid Bauer of Wheaton,  Jeffrey Crego and wife Amanda of Shorewood, Carolyn Crego of North Lauderdale, Fla., Caitlin Crego Hedberg and husband Adam of Shorewood, Heather Skorup Simmons and husband Lee of Mt. Vernon, Brittany and Chelesie Skorup of Mt. Vernon, Treavor Skorup of Kingwood, Texas and Victor Steinberger of Kingwood, Texas.

He was preceded in death by a nephew, Ryan Crego; one niece, Megan Elizabeth Skorup; his maternal grandparents, Harmon and Brook Irvin; and his paternal grandparents, Ewen and Muriel Carnahan.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Mr. Marty Mills officiating. Interment will be at Kirk Cemetery in Ina.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association 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 for further information and to send condolences.