Mt. Vernon Register-News

February 8, 2013

Margaret York


MT. VERNON — Margaret L. York, 77, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 8:18 am. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Crossroads Community Hospital  in Mt. Vernon. She was born Tuesday, April 16, 1935, in Belle Rive, to Arthur and Ora (Sink) McKay.

She married Billie Joe York on Dec. 3, 1949, in Morganfield, Ky., and he preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 2010.

Margaret worked in customer service for Joy Mining Machinery for 29 years and was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon.

She is survived by a daughter, Diane Lentz of Mt. Vernon; a son, Stan York and wife Diana of Henning, Tenn.; grandchildren Jeff Hicks, Chris York of Tennessee and Michael York and wife Chrystal of Tennessee; great-grandchildren Kelsey, Shelby and Elizabeth Grace Hicks and Ryan and Jacob York; a sister, Shirley Kite of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Her parents; her husband; one infant son, Duane; and one sister, Pauline McKay, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon, with pastor Gary Ryden officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.

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

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 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.