Paul H. Ossig

Paul H. Ossig, 85, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 10:35 p.m. 
Thursday, March 19, 2009, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor.
He was born Jan. 2, 1924, in West Frankfort, the son of 
Richard Paul Ossig and Sadie Bell Newell. He married Martha 
Alberta "Bert" McNew on Aug. 20, 1948, in Mt. Vernon and she 
preceded him in death on June 11, 2007.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 23 at 
Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Garlin Burns and 
Mr. Jeramy Easley officiating.Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. 
Sunday, March 22 at Hughey Funeral Home.Interment will be at 
Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. A military flag presentation 
will be conducted by the chaplain of American Legion Post 141.

Paul is survived by a son, Ernest Ossig of Nashville, Tenn.; 
three daughters, Paula Easley and husband Mark, Debbie Reeves and 
Tanya Johnson, all of Mt. Vernon; six grandchildren, Chris Easley, 
Katie Lowery, Jeramy Easley, Josh Reeves, Tiffany Skidmore and Cody Johnson; 
and a great-grandchild, Brenden Lowery. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

His parents, wife, five brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

Mr. Ossig worked as a custodian for Rend Lake College and served in the 
United States Army.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Southside Baptist Church 
and will be accepted at the funeral home, or from the online obituary at, or 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 
for further information and to send condolences. 

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 3/20/2009 - 3/22/2009  
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