Kyra (Pace) Hertenstein
Kyra (Pace) Hertenstein, 98, of Mt. Vernon, died 3:50 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2004, at Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon.
She was born April 2, 1906, in Jefferson County to Joseph B.
Yearwood and Charlotte (Muckleroy) Yearwood. She first married
Oral "Shorty" Pace on March 4, 1926, in Mt. Carmel; he died
Sept. 25, 1972. She then married Irvin G. Hertenstein on
Feb. 10, 1984, in Mt. Vernon; he died Aug. 7, 1992.
Mrs. Hertenstein was a sales clerk at Mammoth Department Store and
retired after many years with them.
Graveside services are set for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery.
Those attending the service are asked to go directly to the cemetery on
Wednesday afternoon. Rev. William Causer will officiate. Visitation is
set for 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hughey Funeral Home.
Survivors include son Andy Pace and wife Norma of Mt. Vernon; granddaughters
Nikki Hawkins and husband Rick of Mt. Vernon and Carol Sledge and husband
Short of Mt. Vernon; great-grandchildren Matt Hawkins of St. Louis, Lacie
Hawkins of Carbondale, Derek Sledge and wife Lisa of Mt. Vernon, and Katie
Sledge of Lebanon; great-great-grandson Alec Tyler Sledge of Mt. Vernon;
nephew Mark Yearwood of Wadesville, Ind.; and stepson Dean Hertenstein and
wife Ginger of Coppel, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, brother Macer Yearwood
and sister Evangeline Yearwood.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to Hospice of Good Samaritan or to
the charity of the donor’s choice and will be accepted at the funeral home or
mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements
have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call
618-242-3348 for obituary information at any time.
Date: 28 Dec 2004
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman