Mt. Vernon Register-News

Obituaries

February 4, 2013

Ruth Lankford

Ruth Eloyse Lankford, 85, of Mt. Vernon, died 1:10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon.

She was born Thursday, July 14, 1927, in Jefferson County, daughter of Birchel E. and Ruby (Fisher) Page. She married William E. Lankford on Dec. 24, 1944, in Jefferson County, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 1979.

Ruth worked in the dairy department of IGA in Mt. Vernon for ten years. She was an avid and talented quilter, spending many hours nearly every day creating numerous quilted works of art in her lifetime that she enjoyed giving as gifts and donating to charities and groups to be auctioned. She was a past member of the Cedarhurst Quilting Group, Rend Lake Piecemakers Quilting Group and was currently a member of the Rose Lane Quilters and Logan Street Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon.

She is survived by three sons, Gary Lankford and wife Cheryl of Walnut Hill, Alan Lankford and wife Brenda of Belle Rive and Anthony Lankford and wife Toni of Dix; two daughters, Carollyn Blackwell and husband Loyd of Ina and Teri LeAnne McDonough and husband Tim of Springfield; eight grandchildren, Skylynn Blackwell and wife Tonya of Mt. Vernon, Starlynn Edwards and husband Rick of Ina, Shawn Lankford and wife Leah of Shiloh, Bridgette Howell of Benton, Jamie Nesler and husband Adam of Crossville, Stuart Lankford and wife Debra of Nashville, Jeremy McDonough and wife Ashley of Springfield and Mallory Lankford of Dix; two stepgrandchildren, Billie Jean Leuke of McLeansboro and D.J. Campbell of McLeansboro; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, Byron Page; three sisters, Myrna Capps, Beatrice Kent and Eva Page; one stepgrandson, John Campbell; and one great-grandson, Caleb Michael Howell.

Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Jimmy Bledsoe and the Rev. Joel Miller officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn.

Visitation will be from noon until the time of service at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Logan Street Baptist Church Building Fund 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.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • 4-24 obit carole jones Carole Jones Carole Maxine "Goldie" Jones, 75 years and eight days, of Mt. Vernon, died 12:55 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon. She was born Friday, April 14, 1939, at home in Wayne County, the daughte

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-24 obit bill cravens Bill Cravens Bill Cravens passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield, Calif. Bill was born on Flag Day, June 14, 1932, to the Rev. Paul William Cravens and Clara Catherine (Hargis) Cravens in St. Louis. He graduated from high

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Glenda Conner Glenda D. Conner, age 70, of Sesser, passed away 3:23 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at her home in Sesser. Graveside funeral services for Glenda D. Conner will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser with Mr. Clydell Williams officia

    April 24, 2014

  • 4-22 obit george rawls George Rawls George "Bo" Rawls, 73, of Wayne City, died at 9:51 a.m. April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon. Mr. Rawls was born Nov. 9, 1940, in Wayne County, the son of Frank and Daisy (Frazier) Rawls. He married Vera (Keen) Rawls

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-22 obit lynda hall Lynda Hall Lynda Darlean Hall, 71, of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away peacefully at her home on April 18, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Lynda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her. She was preceded in death

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-22 obit kevin neal Kevin Neal Kevin Harvey Neal, 52, of Effingham, died at 7 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home in Effingham. He was born Nov. 16, 1961, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Harvey Duke Neal and "Ellen" Mae (Arthur) Bell. Kevin worked in landscaping and construction. H

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-22 obit mary graham Mary Graham Mary Lee Graham, 87, of Hopedale, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at the home of her grandson. She was born Easter Sunday, April 17, 1927, in Belle Rive, to Joseph and Lora Alice Kniffen Glenn. She ma

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-19 obit twanna snow Twanna Snow Twanna Danielle Snow, age 21, of Hillsboro and a former resident of Bonnie, passed away 2:07 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at Hillsboro Area Hospital in Hillsboro. Twanna was born in Mt. Vernon on July 13, 1992, the daughter of Steven and Twila (Dees)

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-19 obit wylodine miller Wylodine Miller Wylodine Miller, 74, of Mt. Vernon, passed away 11:49 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at her home in Mt. Vernon. She was born Dec. 11, 1939, in Crenshaw, Miss., the daughter of Ernest Pasley and Pankie (Watts). She married Robert Lee Miller on April

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-19 obit raphael gidley Raphael Gidley Raphael James "Ray" Gidley, 90, formerly of Bonne Terre, Mo., passed away April 17, 2014, at Green Tree Assisted Living in Mount Vernon. He was born Feb. 6, 1924, in Bonne Terre, Mo. Ray attended St. Joseph Parochial School and Bonne Terre High Schoo

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

Twitter Updates
Facebook
Stocks