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Edna Ruth Hughey
Edna Ruth Hughey, 104, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois passed away at 
12:45 P.M. on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Mt. Vernon Countryside 
Manor in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. 

Edna was born on Monday, September 5, 1910 in Spring Garden Township, 
Bonnie, Illinois the daughter of the late Orval T. and Ethel (Smith) Wallace. 
She married William Omer Hughey on August 25, 1928 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois 
and he preceded her in death on December 29, 1980. 

Surviving family members include her daughter-in-law: Susan R. Hughey of 
Mt. Vernon, Illinois; 6 grandchildren: Ruth Ann Short and husband David of 
Broughton, Illinois, Mary Ann George and friend Gene Walker of Goldsboro, 
North Carolina, Laurie Ann Miljan and husband Brad of Benton, Illinois; 
Carmen Rae Deichman and husband Chris of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Monica Rae Akes 
and husband Rick of Mt. Vernon, Illinois and Marsha Rae Locke and husband 
John of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; 10 great grandchildren: Nathan Kyle Mays and 
wife Erica of Bonnie, Illinois, Shane Michael Williams and wife Ashley of 
Waltonville, Illinois, Cameron William George of Charlotte, North Carolina, 
Kalyn Marie George of Centerville, Ohio, Gracie Nicole Tate of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, 
Reid Tyler Deichman of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Lane Tyler Deichman of Mt. Vernon, 
Illinois, Hayden Jonathon Locke of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Krystal Michelle Akes 
of Mt. Vernon, Illinois and Kylie Raye Akes of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; Cameron and 
Kalyn's father: Bob George of Wichita, Kansas; 4 great great grandchildren; 
several nieces and nephews also survive. 

Her parents, husband: William Omer Hughey, two sons: William "Bill" Hughey and 
Charles Edward Hughey and one daughter-in-law: Yvonne K. Hughey preceded her in death. 

Edna was a homemaker who loved antiquing, sewing and reading. She was known by all 
her grandchildren and great grandchildren as "MiMi". 

Funeral services will be held at Hughey Funeral Home 1314 Main Street, P.O. Box 721, 
Mount Vernon, IL 62864, Reverend Merle Fullerton will officiate. 
Visitation will be from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Burial will be in Bethel 
Memorial Cemetery Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864.


Source: Hughey Funeral Home
Date: June 22, 2015
Submitted by: Cindy Ford



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