---- — Florence Bertha Baltzell, 89, of Mt. Vernon, died 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon.
She was born Saturday, Oct. 11, 1924, in Sorento, the daughter of Walton and Florence (Jenkins) Gullic. She married Ray Baltzell and he preceded her in death in March 1986.
Florence was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal faith.
She is survived by sons, Everett Baltzell and wife Sharon of Mt. Vernon, Delbert Baltzell and wife Debbie of San Antonio, Jesse Baltzell of Mt. Vernon and Gene Baltzell of Mt. Vernon; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two half-brothers and one sister.
Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Smith Veterans Cemetery in Jefferson County with the Rev. Steve Edwards officiating. Interment will be at Smith Veterans Cemetery in Jefferson County.
There will be no visitation.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 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.