Velma Marie England
Velma Marie England, 77, of Mt. Vernon died at 6:30 pm, Jan. 21, 2002, at her home.
She was a sales clerk at the Mammoth department store for many years and
retired in 1988.
Mrs. England was born July 13, 1924, in Jefferson County to Charlie and
Fern (Steele) Piercy. She married William B. "Weep" England Jr.,
Nov. 9, 1940 in St. Louis; he died June 8, 2000.
Graveside services will be held 11 am Thursday at Old Shiloh Cemetery. The
Rev. Olen Wetherford will officiate. Burial will be at the Old Shiloh Cemetery. Those
attending the graveside service are asked to go directly to the cemetery on Thursday
morning. Friends may call from 5 to 8 pm today at Hughey Funeral Home.
Mrs. England was survived by two sons, Gerald England and wife Gloria of Bonnie
and Gary England and wife Georgia of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Sharon Utlaut
and husband Sterling of Waltonville; five grandsons, Scott England and wife Jackie
of Waltonville, Kevin England of Waltonville, Jeff England, Bill England and Shawn Utlaut
and wife Brook, all of Mt. Vernon; four granddaughters, Melissa England and Melanie
England, both of Bonnie, Carolyn Phillips and husband Shane of Nashville and Shelia Robbers
and husband Shawn of Mt. Vernon; eight great grandchildren, Justin England, Allison
England, Jamie England, Deanna England, Ryan England, Shayna Phillips, Jordan Phillips
and Dustin Robbers; and a sister, Frieda Lane and husband Verdon of Opdyke.
Velma was devoted to her family and friends, and was always there when they needed her.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son; a brother,
Dewight Piercy; five sisters, Rheba Jean Yearwood, Theresa Mayo, Evelyn Goddard,
Gladys Piercy, and Jewell Piercy.
Memorials contributions may be made to Old Shiloh Cemetery and will be accepted
at the funeral home or can be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home at PO Box 721,
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Hughey Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements; you may
call 242-3348 for information at any time.
Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: January 23, 2002
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson