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Peggy Shannon McCauley

Peggy Shannon McCauley, 80, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 2:59 a.m. 
Sunday, March 15, 2009, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

She was born in Waltonville on Saturday, Feb. 23, 1929, a daughter of 
Claude and Nela (Peterson) Place. She married George McCauley on Aug. 17, 1947, 
in Morganfield, Ky.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at 
Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Bud Storey officiating. 
Interment will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 

Peggy is survived by her husband, George McCauley of Mt. Vernon; daughter, 
Susan McCauley of Mt. Vernon; three sons, Terry McCauley and wife Carolyn 
of Mt. Vernon, Shawn McCauley of Tallahassee, Fla., and Tod McCauley and 
wife Cheryl of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Michele Olson and husband 
Jeff of Kenai, Alaska, Heather McCauley and David Fairclough of Anchorage, 
Alaska, Jaime Kiewik and husband Chris of Anchorage, Alaska, Jaleigh Shannon 
McElhiney of Mt. Vernon and Cameron McCauley of Tucson, Ariz.; sisters-in-law, 
Vera Place of Woodlawn, Doris Atkinson and husband Evertt of Mt. Vernon, 
Clarice Hollis and husband Bob of Mt. Vernon; 11 great-grandchildren; and 
several nieces and nephews. 

Her parents and her brother, Gene Place, preceded her in death.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Epworth United Methodist 
Church and will be accepted at the funeral home, or from the online obituary 
at, 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 242-3348 or visit for further 
information and to send condolences.


Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 3/2009 
Submitted by: Sandy (Whalen) Bauer

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