Jane Biggerstaff
Jane Biggerstaff, 87, of Mt. Vernon died 9 p.m. March 19, 2006, at 
White Oak Rehabilitation Care Center in Mt. Vernon. 

She worked for several years at the American Laundry in Mt. Vernon 
and as a janitor at Security Bank, also in Mt. Vernon. 

Mrs. Biggerstaff was born Oct. 23, 1918, in Hamilton County to 
Clarence E. and Eliza L. (Webb) Lance. She married Silas Biggerstaff 
Oct. 29, 1945, in Paducah, Ky.; he preceded her in death Nov. 1, 1991. 

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday March 22 at Hughey Funeral 
Home in Mt. Vernon. The Revs. Danny Dunavan and Henrietta Dunavan will 
officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery in 

Mrs. Biggerstaff is survived by a son, Charles H. Biggerstaff of Mt. Vernon; 
two brothers, Howard Lance and wife Mary Jane of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and 
Roscoe Lance and wife Norma of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers and a 

Mrs. Biggerstaff was trained as a nurse's aide and was a member of Friendship 
of Faith Church in Mt. Vernon and a member of Senior Circle at Crossroads 
Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon. 

For those who wish, memorials may be given to Friendship of Faith Church soup 
kitchen and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be 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 the Web site at for further information. 

Date: 25 Mar 2006  
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman 

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