JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Hobart M. Laur

Funeral services for Hobart M. LAUR, 72, a well known and liked Mt.Vernon businessman, 
will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pulley Funeral Home. Dr. Clyde FUNKHOUSER 
will officiate and burial will be in Kirk Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the 
Pulley Funeral Home, where his many friends may call after 3:00 p.m. today.  

Mr. LAUR of 2202 Casey Avenue died at 9:20 a.m. Monday at Good Samaritan Hospital.  
Mr. LAUR, was known as "Hobe" by his friends, owned & operated Peerless Cleaners for 
several years before his retirement. He was one of the civic-minded group of men in 
the Kiwanis Club who founded the Khoury Baseball League for the youngsters of Mt. Vernon.  
Mr. LAUR, a long-time member of the Kiwanis Club, served as it's presidnet in 1961 & had 
an enviable record of 23 years perfect attendance at Kiwanis meetings. "Hobe" was a leader 
in conservation in Southern Illinois & served for years on the Mt. Vernon Gun & Sportsman's Club.

He was born August 6, 1896 in Jefferson County, the son of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth (BAIN) LAUR.  
On July 2, 1919, he was married to Mary ROTH, who survives. He was a member of the First 
Methodist Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Charles B. (Martha Ann) 
DEERING, Jr. of St. Louis; three grandchildren, Dennis, John and Christy Ann; three brothers, 
Russell LAUR of Mt. Vernon, Roy LAUR of St. Louis, and Robert LAUR of Ina; and two sisters, 
Mrs. Paul (Lillian) HAYES of Ina and Mrs. J. M. (Louis) WALKER of Waltonville. He was preceded 
in death by his parents, one brother & one grandson.



Source: Mt. Vernon, IL Register News 
Date: Date Unknown (He died in March 1969.)
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta
 

 

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