Mt. Vernon Register-News

June 8, 2013

Lila Sledge

The Register-News

---- — Lila Sue Sledge, 65, of Mt. Vernon, died 2:04 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Doctors Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.

She was born Friday, Jan. 16, 1948, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Thomas Leroy and Betty Louise (Kennedy) Elliston. She married David Ray Sledge on June 20, 1971, in Mt. Vernon, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 1975.

Lila worked in the housekeeping department of St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon for over 30 years until failing health.

She is survived by son, Tommy Ray Sledge and girlfriend Pamela Stites of Mt. Vernon; mother, Betty Elliston of Mt. Vernon; brother, Avin Elliston and wife “Karla” of Belle Rive; sister, Jean Anna Elliston of Mt. Vernon; nephews, Gary Elliston and wife Tonya and Thomas Leroy Elliston; nieces, Misti Elliston and Ciara Reynolds and husband Lyle; great-nieces and great-nephews, Dalton Shelby and Liam Elliston, Jacob Elliston and Wyatt and Bella Reynolds; best friend, Rita Ratliff of Belle Rive; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her father; maternal and paternal grandparents; and several aunts and uncles.

In honor of her wishes, she was cremated and the family will greet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Burial of cremated remains will be held at South Hickory Hill Cemetery at a later date.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the ALS Foundation 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.