JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES

 
Evelyn Pauline “Polly” Dewey, 79, of Mt. Vernon died 9:36 a.m. 
Sept. 4, 1999, at Crossroads Community Hospital. 

Mrs. Dewey was a sales clerk at the JCPenney store in Mt. Vernon 
for the last 12 years, and had been a legal secretary for attorneys 
Joe Frank Allen and Gary Duncan for many years before being employed at 
JCPenney. 

She was born May 31, 1920, in Mt. Vernon, a daughter of William Lee 
Waltrip and Mable R. (Qietz) Waltrip. She married Frank M. Dewey in 
Harlingen, Texas; he died in November 1962. 

Services were 10:30 a.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home, with the 
Rev. Alan Rhein officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. 

Survivors include a daughter, Janet Lynn Sledge and husband Barry of 
Mt. Vernon; a grandson, Mark Lee Organ of Mt. Vernon; and several 
nieces and nephews. 

Mrs. Dewey was a member of First United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon 
for many years. 

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; 
a sister, Rose Kathleen Chandler; and a brother, Glendon Waltrip. 

Memorials may be made to Jefferson County Heart Association and will be 
accepted at Hughey Funeral Home, where family and friends may call at 
242-3348 for obituary information at any time. 


Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Misty Flannigan 
July 5, 2001


 

 
 
 

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