Mt. Vernon Register-News

December 12, 2013

Cynthia Tatum

The Register-News

---- — Cynthia Rettig Tatum, of Pattison, Texas, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, after a brief struggle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, at the age of 55.

Born in St. Louis, to Pat and Jean Rettig, she graduated from Eastern Illinois University and was a licensed certified public accountant. In 1987, she married John Tatum and together they had two children, Michael and Tricia. They divorced in 2002.

She is survived by her parents; children; stepchildren, Stephanie and John; and siblings, Steve, Sandy, Mike and Kevin.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia.

She will be greatly missed.

Information provided by Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences.