Mt. Vernon Register-News

Obituaries

July 9, 2014

Dorothy Leathers

Dorothy C. Leathers, 90, of Mt. Vernon, died at 11:25 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2014, at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon.

She was born Wednesday, Nov. 28, 1923, in Nason, a daughter of Carl and Iva (Campbell) Farthing. She married Otis M. Leathers on April 19, 1941, in St. Louis, and he preceded her in death on March 29, 1991.

She is survived by a son, Marvin Leathers of Mt. Vernon; five grandchildren, Michael Leathers and wife Tammy of Chatham, Michelle Smith and husband Darrin of Dixon, Kraig Jones of Arkansas, J.T. Leathers of Mt. Vernon and Stephanie Hicks and husband Kevin of Waterloo; great-grandchildren, Geoffery Leathers, Shanis Walter and husband Christopher, McKenzie Callow, Zoe Smith, Will Hicks and Anne Hicks; great-great grandchildren, Greyson, Mackenna, Shealyn and Leighton Walter; three sisters, Mary Gowler of Mt. Vernon, Ila Schrum of Minooka and Sue Haney of Hammond, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Kaye Bass; a son, Otis Leon Leathers; and four sisters, Frieda Donnelly, Jewell Jones, Norma Jean Jones and Alberta Milliner.

Dorothy worked at the Mt. Vernon Garment Factory until retirement, was a devoted mother and homemaker and a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon.

Services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, in the chapel at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn with the Rev. David Shores officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Children’s Care Corporation of the Illinois Elks 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 hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • 7-30 obit ethel hardig Ethel Hardig Ethel Louise Hardig, 55, of Mt. Vernon, died at 4:48 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at her home.She was born on March 8, 1959, in Champaign, the daughter of Fred Arnold and Dollie May (Kingston) Wheeler.She attended Unity High School in Tolono and rec

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-30 obit bob melcher Bob Melcher Robert A. “Bob” Melcher, was born Feb. 4, 1920, in St. Louis. After his mother’s passing at the age of 6 months, he came to live and was raised in Mt. Vernon with his mother’s sister’s family, Ella and Lester Whitlock. He passed away in Cape Girardea

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-29 obit verla richardson Verla Richardson Verla J. Richardson, 64, of McLeansboro, died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.She was born Feb. 17, 1950, in McLeansboro, the daughter of Millage and Edith (Essary) Thompson. She married Merle Langley, who prec

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-29 obit ethel hardig Ethel Hardig Ethel Louise Hardig, 55, of Mt. Vernon, died at 4:48 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at her home.She was born on March 8, 1959, in Champaign, the daughter of Fred Arnold and Dollie May (Kingston) Wheeler.She attended Unity High School in Tolono and rec

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-29 obit leon bennett Leon Bennett Leon Bennett, 66, of Xenia, passed away at 2:14 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at his home.Leon was born July 8, 1948, in Johnsonville, a son of Ferman Luther and Dororthy Dorene (Burgess) Bennett. He married Charlotte Sue Caudle on May 3, 1969, in Xeni

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-30 obit russell wilson Russell Wilson Russell P. Wilson, 68, of Mt. Vernon, died 3:48 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2014, at White Oak Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon.He was born Saturday, June 1, 1946, in Washington County, the son of Arthur and Vivian (McNail) Wilson. He marr

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • verla richardson.jpg Verla Richardson

    Verla J. Richardson, 64, of McLeansboro, died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ethel Hardig.jpg Ethel Hardig

    Ethel Louise Hardig, 55, of Mt. Vernon, died at 4:48 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at her home.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-26 obit gene davis Burrell "Gene" Davis Burrell Eugene “Gene” Davis, 86, of Mt. Vernon, died at 6 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon.Mr. Davis was a retired Illinois Bell Telephone employee for forty years, ending his career as the state safety direct

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-26 obit rodney lipe Rodney Lipe Rodney James Lipe, 76, of Mt. Vernon, died 2:40 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon. He was born Friday, April 29, 1938, in Jacksonville, the son of James A. and Ida Mae Lipe.Rodney worked as a laborer in area oi

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

Twitter Updates
Facebook
Stocks