JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
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 grand-
daughters, 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
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