Mt. Vernon Register-News

October 11, 2013

Shirley Strickland

The Register-News

---- — Shirley Jane (Hatchett) Strickland, 75, of Nashville, died 6:16 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.

She was born Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1938, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of John Wesley and Stella Mae (Arnold) Hatchett.

Shirley worked as a certified psychiatric technician for the state hospital in Norwalk, Calif. She was of the Christian faith and was an avid Elvis Presley fan.

She is survived by her son, Todd Strickland of Nashville; three granddaughters, Brittney, Megan Jane and Jade; two sisters, Joyce Hall of Mt. Vernon and Betty Hatchett Keller and husband Chuck of Valier; brother, Douglas Hatchett of Mt. Carmel; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Helen Bebe Hatchett; and three brothers, John Donald Hatchett, Jerry Hatchett and Allen Hatchett.

Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Ray Conley officiating. In honor of Shirley’s wishes, she will be cremated following services.

Visitation will be held from 5 until the time of service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society for lung cancer research 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.