Mt. Vernon Register-News


June 7, 2014

Gertrude McCormick

Gertrude Lorene “Gertie” McCormick, age 90, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Pinckneyville, passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at 9:50 p.m. at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.

Gertie was born on Jan. 1, 1924, in Pinckneyville, a daughter to William and Erla (Jones) Borman. On Oct. 5, 1945, she married Darius McCormick in Paducah, Ky., and he preceded her in death on July 10, 2013, after 67 years of marriage.

Gertie was a member of the First Pentecostal Church, Pinckneyville, Eastern Star and was a checker at Kroger, Pinckneyville for 26 years. She enjoyed attending church, participating in church activities, crocheting, embroidery, camping, shopping and spending time with her family.

She is survived by one daughter, Sue Rae McCormick of Pinckneyville; two grandchildren, Bobbi Ann (Kevin) Green of Bonnie and Rhonda Rae Pierce of Pinckneyville; six great-grandchildren, Thomas Brandon Wade (significant other, Sidney House), Elizabeth Lorene Wade, Haley Summer Green, Delaney Nicole Pierce, Vanessa Rae Pierce and Lucy Lynn (Blake) Eisenhauer; six great-great-grandchildren, Danica Ann Wade, Emily Michelle Wade, Sallie Eisenhauer, Raeleigh Elizabeth Wade and Calvin Robert Dale Eisenhauer; one sister, Helen Hoffman of Pinckneyville; and several nieces. nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one great-grandson, Kevin John Green; and one sister, Wanda Dippel.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Pentecostal Church, Pinckneyville with the Rev. J. Mark Harris Sr. and the Rev. Duane Bolinger officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park, DuQuoin.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday at the First Pentecostal Church, Pinckneyville.Memorial donations may be made to the First Pentecostal Church, Pinckneyville.Pyatt Funeral Home, Pinckneyville is in charge of the arrangements.

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