Reba P. Burgess
Reba P. Burgess, 83, of Mt. Vernon died 12:05 p.m. Jan. 23, 2005, at 
Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon. 

She was born June 17, 1921, in Jefferson County to Walter and Millie 
(Bradford) Keen. On April 15, 1938, she married Arvel Owen Burgess 
in Henderson, Ky.; he survives. 

Mrs. Burgess was a homemaker. 

Services are set for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home. Burial 
will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The Revs. Gene Auxier and Richard 
McCormick will officiate. Visitation is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday 
at the funeral home. 

Survivors include husband Arvel Owen Burgess of Mt. Vernon; daughters 
Shirley LaVielle of St. Louis and Beverly Gaines and husband James of 
Opdyke; grandchildren Michelle Stevens and husband Wil of Cedarburg, Wis., 
Stephanie Morgan and husband Eric of Mt. Vernon, Eric Gaines and wife 
Amanda of Opdyke; Steven Fox and wife Janine of Lake Elsinore, Calif., 
and Suzette Clark of California; great-grandchildren Jordan, Sydney, 
Adam, Makena, Kyle, Trevor, Devon, Collin and Cooper; and several nieces 
and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; son Gary Burgess; sister 
Freida Rector; and brothers Nelson, Jake and Woodrow Keen. 

Mrs. Burgess was a member of East Salem Baptist Church. For those who wish, 
memorials may be made to East Salem Baptist Church Building Fund and will 
be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, 
P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care 
of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 618-242-3348 for obituary 
information at any time.

Date: 25 Jan 2005   
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman 

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