Mt. Vernon Register-News

November 14, 2013

Jo Ann Hill


MT. VERNON — — Jo Ann D. Hill, 78, of Mt. Vernon, died 9:37 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.

She was born Friday, Nov. 16, 1934, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Webster and Anna Marie (Wetzer) Hill. She was married to Lawrence E. "Buck" Hall.

Jo Ann owned and operated JoElla’s Clothing Store in Mt. Vernon and she also owned and operated a resale shop in Ina until retirement. She was a realtor for Century 21 Realty in Mt. Vernon and was a member of the Illinois Realtors Association and a former member of the Business & Professional Women in Mt. Vernon.

She is survived by children, Steve Shields and wife Valerie of Mt. Vernon and Elizabeth "Sissy" Bradford and husband Ron of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren, Elizabeth Shields of Joliet and Nicholas, Christopher and Patrick Bradford of Mt. Vernon; sister, Bonnadean Reimer of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Bonnie Hall; and one nephew, Eddie Williams.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Gary Karch officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.

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

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Jefferson County Sports Authority 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.