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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
Source: Register-News  
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman 

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