JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
James Norman "Norm" Arthur, 81, of Mt. Vernon died 
7:15 a.m. Nov. 12, 2005, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital 
in Mt. Vernon. 

He was an accountant for W.R. Meadows Inc., in Elgin. 
Mr. Arthur was born Dec. 18, 1923, in Elgin to Ray H. and 
Hannah (Richardson) Arthur.
 
He first married Pam (Ryan) Arthur March 1, 1947; she preceded 
him in death in November of 1967. He then married Barbara A. 
(Custer) Arthur Sept. 21, 1968, in Elgin; she survives. 

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral 
Home in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Don Perschall will officiate. Burial 
will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, 
with military flag presentation service by the chaplain of 
Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141. 
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hughey Funeral 
Home in Mt. Vernon. 

Mr. Arthur is survived by his wife, Barbara Arthur of Mt. Vernon; 
a son, Jim Arthur of Elgin; a sister, Norma Richert of Elgin; 
four nieces; and five nephews. He was preceded in death by his 
parents and his first wife. 

Mr. Arthur was a sonar operator in the U.S. Coast Guard during 
World War II, was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Mt. Vernon 
and loved playing classical piano and making culinary delights. 

For those who wish, memorials may be given to Trinity Episcopal Church 
or to the American Cancer Society 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 further information. 

 

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson 

 

 

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