Eloise M. Pakish
Eloise M. Pakish, 81, of Mt. Vernon, died 8:06 a.m. Sunday, August 5, 2007, 
at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Eloise was a retired bookkeeper 
and attended Christian Central Church in Mt. Vernon. She was born Nov. 23, 1925, 
in Jefferson County, the daughter of “Pete” Staley & Edith (Scott) Staley. She 
married Edward G. Pakish on August 3, 1965, in Pennsylvania. He preceded her in 
death on December 3, 1978. 

The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hughey Funeral Home in 
Mt. Vernon with Mr. Randy Sells officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 to 
10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Following the service Mrs. Pakish will 
be cremated and her ashes buried at Williams Cemetery in Jefferson County at a 
later date. 

Survivors include four brothers: Dick Staley of Mt. Vernon, Ivan Staley and wife 
Frances of Mt. Vernon, Bob Staley and wife Pat of Texico; and Howard Staley and 
wife Phyllis of Mt. Vernon, and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, and brother Elmer Staley preceded her in death. 

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the National Kidney Foundation 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 
for further information and to send condolences.

Source: The Register-News, Mt. Vernon, IL
Date: August 06, 2007  
Submitted by Robert W. Loman

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