Loretta Parker Braden
Loretta Parker Braden, 76, of Nason died 9:55 a.m.
March 8, 2005, at her home. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Braden was born May 5, 1928, in Gallatin County to Henry
and Emma (Morris) Parker.
She married Clayton Braden Nov. 13, 1954, in Ashley; he survives.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral
Home in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Ron Cremeens will officiate. Burial
will follow at Ashley Cemetery in Ashley. Friends may call from
5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Mrs. Braden is survived by her husband, Clayton Braden of Nason; a
son, David Wayne Braden and wife Joni of Mt. Vernon; daughters
Carol Sue Meadows and husband Jimmy of Boyd, Betty Shopinski and husband
Rick of Nason, Dorothy Ann Durst and husband Larry of Chandler, Ind.,
and Petty Lynn Kirkpatrick and husband Rickie of Nason; sisters Norma
Stonecipher of Nashville and Ruby Kane of Mt. Vernon; 14 grandchildren;
and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, two sisters
and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Braden was a member of the Methodist faith.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the American Cancer
Society or St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospice 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
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson