Mt. Vernon Register-News

Obituaries

May 7, 2014

Geneva Faye "Genny" Derry

MT. VERNON — —

Geneva Faye "Genny" Derry, 68, of Mt. Vernon, died 9:49 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2014, at St. Louis University in St. Louis.

She was born Tuesday, Oct. 30, 1945, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Max and Debbie (Haines) Galloway. She married Mehl A. Derry on Oct. 12, 1963, in Mt. Vernon.

Genny was a homemaker and also worked as the rental owner and manager of Derry Lane Apartments with her husband. She also worked as a saleslady for Shirley’s Daisy of Mt. Vernon and was a secretary for several years for Oklahoma Brick in Tulsa, Okla. She was of the Baptist faith and was a wonderful interior decorator.

She is survived by her husband, Mehl A. Derry of Mt. Vernon; son, Eric A. Derry and wife Anne of Panama City Beach, Fla.; daughter, Lisa A. Dent of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Steffeny Derry of Indianapolis, Kirby Derry of Indianapolis, Rendy Arnold and husband Daniel of Indianapolis, Spencer Dent and wife Sarah of Indianapolis and Tyler Dent of Indianapolis; three great-grandchildren, Timothy Allen, Kirstin Anne and Adalyn Sylvia Grace; three brothers, Fredrick Galloway and wife Ann of Indianapolis, Alan Galloway and wife Marie of Indianapolis and Norman Galloway and wife Durenda of Bluford; three sisters, Martha Schlangen of Indianapolis, Kathy Burris and husband Noilla of Opdyke and Betty Rector of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Gale Galloway.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens chapel in Woodlawn with the Rev. Luther Ganieany officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens chapel in Woodlawn.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America 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 www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.

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