Mt. Vernon Register-News

January 28, 2013

Mada Turrentine


MT. VERNON — — Mada Loudean Turrentine, 84, of Mt. Vernon, died 1:40 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Mt. Vernon Health Care Residential Living Center in Mt. Vernon.

She was born Saturday, Sept. 1, 1928, in West Frankfort, daughter of Clarence and Hazel (Hood) Johnson. She married Charles Turrentine on Dec. 22, 1948, in West Frankfort. He preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1982.

Mada worked as a secretary in the Mt. Vernon Township High School Vocational Office. She was an avid Mt. Vernon Rams basketball fan. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by daughter, Judy Turrentine of Phoenix; son, Kevin Turrentine and wife Donnell of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren, Kaelin Turrentine and wife Taylee of Mt. Vernon, Kameron Turrentine of Mt. Vernon and Karleigh Turrentine of Mt. Vernon; brother, Don Johnson of Bettendorf, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Paul Johnson; and two sisters, Helen Carter and Shirley Mincher.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Dr. Ryan Burge officiating. Interment will be at Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.

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

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