Virgil G. Bushong
Virgil G. BUSHONG, 79, of Waltonville died 6 p.m. October 15, 1998 at 
Franklin County Hospital, Benton.  He was a retired coal miner for 20 
years and worked for the State of Illinois for 8 years.  Mr. BUSHONG 
was born August 29, 1919, in Waltonville, a son of John R. and Louella 
(NEWBURY) BUSHONG.  November 23, 1941, in Old Monroe, MO, he married 
Geraldine HOOFER.  Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Knob 
Prairie Cemetery in Waltonville with the Rev. Clifford HICKS officiating.  
Visitors are asked to to directly to the cemetery.  Friends may call from 
6-9 p.m. Sunday at Fry and Frick Funeral Home in Waltonville.

Mr. BUSHONG is survived by his wife, Geraldine BUSHONG; two sons, 
Jerry Gale BUSHONG and wife Nancy of Sesser and Ray BUSHONG and wife Mary Ann 
of Waltonville; one daughter, Mrs. Jeanne HALE and husband Terry of Waltonville; 
five grandsons, Terry Hale and wife Teresa, Ron HALE and wife Stephanie; 
Brandon HALE, Joe Ray BUSHONG and Charles BUSHONG; three great-grandchildren, 
Justin ENGLAND, Jordan HALE and Chelsey HALE; three sisters, Mrs. Opal RECTOR 
of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Evelyn NORDIN of Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Ruth HULTZ of Tampa, Fla.  
Mr. BUSHONG was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers and 2 sisters.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: Saturday/Sunday, October 17-18, 1998
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta

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