Sidney S. Hirons
Of Decatur Died
At Age 70
Sidney S. Hirons, 70, Decatur, a former well-known Jefferson County
resident, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Hirons served as Jefferson County superintendent of schools for
16 years and was a former superintendent of Waltonville School Unit 1.
He was employed in the Office of Public Instruction in Springfield for
He was born in Jefferson County in 1914, the son of William Hughs and
Edith (Shurtz) Hirons. On Sept. 23, 1970, at Decatur, he married Hazel
(Goessman) Hicks, who survives.
Mr. Hirons graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor’s
degree and from the University of Illinois with a master’s degree.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Fry & Frick Funeral
Chapel in Waltonville with the Rev. Carl Williams officiating. Burial will
follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. on Friday until the funeral hour at the
In addition to his wife, survivors include one son, William Sidney Hirons of
Mt. Vernon; one stepson, Michael Hicks of Hanover Park, one stepdaughter,
Mrs. John (Pat) Lipps of Mt. Vernon, and one grandchild.
Mr. Hirons attended the Presbyterian Church in Decatur. He was preceded in
death by his parents.
Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Handwritten date in the margin - May 15, 1984.
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Transcribed By: Ann Evans