JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Vera B. Drennan 

Vera B. Drennan, 88, of Mt. Vernon died 9:13 p.m. October 17, 2003, 
at St Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.  She was born 
March 5, 1915, to Orville and Elizabeth (Meredith) Brown in Mt. Vernon.  
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Drennan, on May 13, 1966.

Mrs. Drennan was a graduate of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and 
was an office manager for the Illinois Department of Unemployment until her 
retirement. She also served her country during World War II in the U.S. Navy.  
She was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon.

She is survivied by a son, Stanley Drennan and wife Rebecca of Mt. Vernon; 
2 grandchildren, Chris Drennan and wife Amy of Opdyke and Casey Drennan of 
Mt. Vernon; and 2 great-grandchildren, Kendyl Ann and Ethan Drennan of Opdyke.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Clyde Brown; and 2 sisters, 
Rose McDaniel and Mavis Hopper.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Newell Funeral Home in 
Mt. Vernon, with Churck Ellis and Rev. Everett Lemay officiating and burial 
at Bethel Cemetery.  Graveside military rites will be conducted by American 
Legion Post 141 of Mt. Vernon.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. 
Tuesday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
 
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