Aretha York
Aretha York, 82, of Mt. Vernon, died 1:05 a.m. June 11, 2002, at St. 
Mary’s/Good Samaritan Hospital.

She was a waitress for many years in several area restaurants. She was 
born Feb. 25, 1920, in Benton to William J. and Amy E. (Brown) 
Armstrong. She married Dwight York July 2, 1941, in Bluford; he died 
Jan. 1, 1995. 

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel at Mt. 
Vernon Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Dale Burzynski will officiate. Burial 
will be at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call from 
noon Saturday until the funeral hour at the chapel at Mt. Vernon 
Memorial Gardens. 

Mrs. York is survived by two sons, Vincent York and wife 
Madonna of Kirkwood, Mo., and Gary York of Magnolia, Texas; two 
grandchildren, Angelia York of Kirkwood, Mo., and David York of St. Charles, 
Mo.; a sister-in-law, Myrna Armstrong of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces 
and nephews, including Bill Armstrong of Mt. Vernon. Mrs. York was a 
member of Ina Missionary Baptist Church. 

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three brothers, Gerald, 
Les and Earl Armstrong; and a sister, Elsie Clark. 

For those who wish, memorials may be made to the 
Alzheimer’s Association and will be accepted at the funeral home or may 
be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, Ill., 
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: June 11 2002
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman 

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