Geneva Rightnowar, 79, of Mt. Vernon died 1:25 a.m. Oct. 30, 2004, at
Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon. She was a sales clerk and
cashier with Montgomery Ward in Mt. Vernon.
Mrs. Rightnowar was born Feb. 10, 1925, in Marks, Miss., to Willie and
Ida (Smith) Moore. She married the Rev. Earl M. Rightnowar Feb. 15, 1944,
in Clarksdale, Miss.; he died Jan. 15, 2003.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hughey Funeral Home
in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Ted Anderson will officiate. Burial will follow at
West Salem Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today
at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Mrs. Rightnowar is survived by sons Robert Rightnowar and wife Gail of Mt.
Vernon and Gary Rightnowar and wife Lisa of Bluford; a daughter, Sandra
King of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren Garrett Rightnowar and wife Rachae of
Fort Benning, Ga., Blaze Rightnowar of Bluford, Gina Hartmann and husband
Reid of Imperial, Mo., Janetta Stallons and husband David of Mt. Vernon, Bo
King of Bluford and Conan King and wife Heather of Bonnie; great-grandchildren
Conner Hartmann of Imperial, Mo., Pierce Hartmann of Imperial, Mo., Max Hartmann
of Imperial, Mo., Madison Stallons of Mt. Vernon, Dalton Brenneman of Mt. Vernon,
Nicolas Smith of Lancaster, Calif., and Summer Riggs of Bonnie; a brother, Zoneal
Moore of Baton Rouge, La.; sisters Dorothy Williams of Memphis, Tenn., Lois Strain
and husband David of Itta Bena, Miss., and Nola Hood of Clarksdale, Miss.; and
several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, the Rev. Earl M. Rightnowar;
two brothers, Norman Moore and Charles Moore; and two sisters, LaVera Strain and
Mrs. Rightnowar was a member of the Church of God in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospice or
Boy Scouts of America 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 for obituary
information at any time.
Date: 3 Nov 2004
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman