Verna R. Catron, 96, of Mt. Vernon, died 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Residential Living Center in Mt. Vernon.
She was born on Sept. 12, 1917, in Sims, the daughter of Reed and Mary Melinda (Jones) Dickey. She married Vernon E. Catron on April 2, 1938, and he preceded her in death on March 4, 2009.
Verna was a member of Campground Baptist Church and everyone looked forward to the pies she would make and bring in for church pot luck dinners. She was an excellent seamstress and was very proud she was able to make her daughter’s wedding dress and help make her granddaughter’s wedding gown. She was a member of the Home Extension for 25 years, and was a 4-H leader. She was greatly appreciative of the loving care she received while she resided at Residential Living Center in Mt. Vernon.
She is survived by daughter, Sharon Prosise and husband Jim of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Dale Dickey of Mt. Vernon and Logan Dickey and wife Shirley of Pekin; sister, Helen Ellis of Mt. Vernon; two grandchildren, Sonia Miley and husband Martin of Dix and Terry Prosise and wife Christy of Mt. Vernon; five great-grandchildren, Calvin Miley, Tess Miley and Lauren Miley of Dix, Garrett Prosise and Macey Prosise of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two infant brothers; two infant sisters; three brothers, Donald, Delmer and Leland Dickey; and one sister, Ilene Catron.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Benton Fitzgerrells and Chaplain Dan Lovin officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
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.