Helen M. Edmison
Helen M. Edmison, 88, of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and formerly 
of Mt. Vernon died 4:15 a.m. March 13, 2006, at her residence. 
She worked for 19 seasons as a hostess for the "Rags to Riches 
Chasing Rainbows" show at Dollywood, Tenn. 

Mrs. Edmison was born April 1, 1917, in Mt. Vernon to Hardin W. 
"Pete" and Birdie (Hodge) Crosno. She married Clarence E. Edmison 
in Mt. Vernon Feb. 7, 1936; he preceded her in death July 21, 1993. 

Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at South Hickory Hill 
Cemetery in Jefferson County. Gene Fox will officiate. Visitation will 
be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

Mrs. Edmison is survived by two daughters, Phyllis McIntyre of Pigeon 
Forge, Tenn., and Wilma Bondurant of Sevierville, Tenn.; seven 
grandchildren, Randy Tate of Sevierville, Tenn., Terry Owens of Rawlins, 
Wyo., Steve Tate of Mt. Vernon, Joe Tate of Kodak, Tenn., Missy Tate of 
Clarksville, Cyndy Woller of Arnold, Mo., and Sara Powell of Decatur; a 
special friend, Johnnie Crawford of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; 18 
great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces 
and nephews. 

Her parents; her husband; three brothers, William, Lee and Howard Crosno; 
and a sister, Hazel Tannehill, preceded her in death. 

Mrs. Edmison was Christian by faith. 

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Save Space in Sevierville, 
Tenn., 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: 16 Mar 2006
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Submitted by:  Robert W. Loman

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