Mt. Vernon Register-News

June 24, 2013

Debi Graham



Debi Graham, 49, of Mt. Vernon, died 9:58 p.m., Friday, June 21, 2913, in Woodlawn.

She was born Sunday, Aug. 25, 1963, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Jerry W. and Janet Kay (Turner) Graham.

She is survived by her parents, Jerry and Janet Graham of Ava; a daughter, Jillian Dagner of McLeansboro; a grandson, Christopher Dagner of Ava; a brother, Jerry Graham and wife Heather of Steeleville, two sisters, Lisa Graham of Coulterville and Tammy Sue Phelps and husband Don of Mt. Vernon; two nepews, Zachary and Evan Graham of Steeleville; and two nieces, Tarin Graham of Sparta and Veronica Smith of Mt. Vernon.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents and special friend, Bill Philpot.

Debi worked as a bartender at the Corner Tavern in Mt. Vernon. she was a member of various clubs including the Mt. Vernon Gun and Sportsman Club, the Mt. Vernon Eagles Lodge 2971, A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education Southern Illinois Chapter 27, and the Motorcycle Riders Memorial.

Funeral services will be held 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Hughey Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon. In honor of Debi's wishes, following funeral services she will be cremated.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hughey Funeral Home.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Graham Family for the care of Christopher Dagner, please make checks payable to Jillian Dagner, 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.