Rebecca S. Pryor

Rebecca S. Pryor, 68, of Ewing, went to be with the Lord on 
Saturday, March 21, 2009, at 5:21 a.m. She passed away peacefully 
surrounded by her family at her home in Ewing. She was born in 
Shawneetown on Jan. 22, 1941, a daughter of Elmo Edwards and Pauline 
(Curry) Edwards. Rebecca fell in love with Gordon Pryor, and they 
married on July 30, 1961, in Equality. They shared a very loving and 
close marriage of nearly 48 years.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Prince of Peace 
Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon with Pastor Wayland Middendorf officiating. 
Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Reids Cemetery in Shawneetown.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Rebecca leaves behind a large and loving family to care for and console 
each other. She is survived by her husband, Gordan Pryor of Ewing; three 
daughters, Cyndi Kirk and husband Charles of Sesser, Patricia Marona and 
husband Keith of Pinson, Ala., and Leslie Elliston and partner Moraima Castaneda 
of Seattle, Wash.; son, Phillip Pryor and wife Carla of Ina; 13 grandchildren, 
Michelle Donley, Scott Kirk, Michael Barsos, Tami Donley, Jared Gosney, Chris Marona, 
David Kirk, Timmy Donley, Ryan Kelley, Heather Marona, Terry Pryor, Mitchell Kirk and 
Zack Marona; five great-grandchildren, Madison Houser, Joseph Houser, Wesley Houser, 
Tegan Donley and Draven Gosney; and a brother, Dennis Edwards and family of Kell.

Rebecca grew up helping care for three of her brothers. Her parents and brothers, 
Bill, Jim and Elmo Edwards preceded her in death. She dearly missed and spoke of them 

Rebecca enjoyed quilting. She was a past member of the Eastern Star and 34-year member 
of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Prince of Peace Luthern 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: 3/23/2009  
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