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Maxine (Dycus) Goree

Maxine (Dycus) Goree, 78, of West Frankfort, died 1 p.m. 
March 23, 2007, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. 

Mrs. Goree was a former employee of Mt. Vernon Shoe Factory. 
Born on April 21, 1928, in Bonnie, she was a daughter of Parley 
and Verne (Spurlock) Riggs. She first married Gerald Allen. She 
later married John Edgar Dycus. She married Lewis Goree on 
Oct. 19, 1999, in Piggott, Ark., and he survives. 

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kirk Cemetery 
in Ina with Mr. Randy Allison officiating. There will be no public 

Survivors include her husband, Lewis G. Goree of West Frankfort; four 
sons: Ron Dycus and wife Barbara of Springfield, Rick Allen and wife 
Marilyn of Mt. Vernon, Al Allen of Marion, and John Steve Dycus and 
wife Barbara of Marion; a brother: Robert Riggs of Dallas, Texas; seven 
grandchildren: Chad Allen and Shanda M. Allen of Arizona, Evan Dycus of 
Illinois, Julia Allen of Texas, Fred Jarrell of Mississippi, Stephanie L. 
Dickerson of Illinois, and Robbie Dunn of Illinois, and several nieces and 
nephews also survive. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands and a sister, Frieda Lee. 

She was a member of Heartland Christian Church in Marion and the ladies auxiliary 
of the Mt. Vernon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. 

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Heart Association 
and will be accepted at Hughey Funeral Home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral 
Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Ill. 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home
where you may call 242-3348 or visit for
further information.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: March 26, 2007
Submitted by Robert W. Loman

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