Jane Biggerstaff, 87, of Mt. Vernon died 9 p.m. March 19, 2006, at
White Oak Rehabilitation Care Center in Mt. Vernon.
She worked for several years at the American Laundry in Mt. Vernon
and as a janitor at Security Bank, also in Mt. Vernon.
Mrs. Biggerstaff was born Oct. 23, 1918, in Hamilton County to
Clarence E. and Eliza L. (Webb) Lance. She married Silas Biggerstaff
Oct. 29, 1945, in Paducah, Ky.; he preceded her in death Nov. 1, 1991.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday March 22 at Hughey Funeral
Home in Mt. Vernon. The Revs. Danny Dunavan and Henrietta Dunavan will
officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery in
Mrs. Biggerstaff is survived by a son, Charles H. Biggerstaff of Mt. Vernon;
two brothers, Howard Lance and wife Mary Jane of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and
Roscoe Lance and wife Norma of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers and a
Mrs. Biggerstaff was trained as a nurse's aide and was a member of Friendship
of Faith Church in Mt. Vernon and a member of Senior Circle at Crossroads
Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to Friendship of Faith Church soup
kitchen 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 the Web site at www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information.
Date: 25 Mar 2006
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman