Silas W. "Tink" Dare
Silas W. "Tink" Dare, 83, of Mt. Vernon died 5:30 a.m. 
Feb. 9, 2005, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor. 

He was a retired farmer and trader. 

Mr. Dare was born July 2, 1921, in Jefferson County to 
John W. and Ina (Phelps) Dare. 

Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wolfe 
Prairie Cemetery in rural Jefferson County. Randy Sells will officiate. 
Those attending this service are asked to go directly to the cemetery 
on Saturday. Full military honors will be conducted by American Legion 
Post 141 of Mt. Vernon. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at 
Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. 

Mr. Dare is survived by sons James Dare and wife Ann Michel of Highland 
Village, Texas, and Robert L. Dare of Augusta, Ga.; five grandchildren; 
three great-grandchildren; a special friend, Wanda McLaughlin of Mt. Vernon; 
a sister, Laura Belle Lauderback of Effingham; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers, Sterling, James, 
Maxwell, Hershel and Leo Dare. 

Mr. Dare was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from August 
1942 until November 1945. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars 
Post 1376. 

For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's 
Association 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 in Mt. Vernon, 
where you may call 242-3348 for further information. 

Date: 11 Feb 2005   
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Submitted by:  Robert W. Loman

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