Mt. Vernon Register-News


January 8, 2009

Rosemary Carnes

Rosemary Carnes, 81, of Mt. Vernon, passed from this life into the arms of her Lord at 11:11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

She was born on Oct. 2, 1927, near McLeansboro, a daughter of Daniel Lelan Carr and Fannie Elizabeth (Savage) Carr. On March 31, 1947, she married Dennis H. Carnes in Hopkinsville, Ky. She attended school in Thackeray and in Mt. Vernon at Horace Mann School, Casey Junior High School and Mt. Vernon Township High School. Mrs. Carnes is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1985, where she graduated with high honors and as outstanding member and as co-valedictorian of her graduating class. Her awards from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale include Outstanding Academic Achievement 1984-1985 from College of Undergraduate Academic Services; Scholastic Honors for Superior Academic Achievement as a member of the Senior Class of SIU-C awarded on Honors Day 1985; featured in the 1984-1985 edition of The National Deans List; featured on television and in area newspapers as well as St. Louis papers for being the first person to graduate from SIU-C without taking any on-campus classes. She was a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and of the Southern Illinois University Alumni Association. Mrs. Carnes had been an employee of Rend Lake College for 27 years. She, along with Business Manager Paul Fitch, set up the office of business manager of Rend Lake College at its beginning. She served in the positions of administrative assistant, assistant business manager, assistant bookstore manager and in the Small Business Development Center, and for the Rend Lake College Foundation. Previous employment was president's secretary at First National Bank, president's secretary at Security Bank, secretary for American Oil Division of Standard Oil Company, and for J. Lester Buford at the Mt. Vernon City Schools Superintendent's Office.

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