JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Marsha L. Peterson

Marsha L. Peterson, 58, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 1:05 a.m. 
Friday, March 27, 2009, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in 
Mt. Vernon. She was born Monday, Aug. 28, 1950, in Jefferson County, 
the daughter of Kenneth E. and Betty L. (Sursa) Askew Davis. She married 
Paul Farthing, and he preceded her in death in October of 2003. She married 
Donald I. "Pete" Peterson on Aug. 28, 2004, and he preceded her in death on 
Aug. 6, 2006.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Hughey Funeral Home in 
Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Ted Anderson and the Rev. Merritt Strickland officiating. 
Interment will follow at Mt. Catherine Cemetery in Woodlawn. Visitation was held 
from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Marsha is survived by a daughter, Anita Woodworth and Allen Gustafson of Mt. Vernon; 
a grandson, Isaiah Barnes of Mt. Vernon; three brothers, Ron Davis and Lori Keller 
of Mt. Vernon; Jerry Davis and wife Joyce of New Minden and Herbert Davis and wife 
Karen of McLeansboro; three sisters, Barbara Hamilton of Mt. Vernon; Joyce Lindhorst 
and husband Ralph of Mt. Vernon and Jo Dudley and husband Victor of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; 
best friends, Dellas Oxford and Marsha Osborn of Mt. Vernon; and very special friend, 
Joe Stone of Mt. Vernon. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Her parents, both husbands, three sisters, one brother, one niece and one nephew 
preceded her in death.

Marsha owned and operated Little Peoples Day Care, was a lifetime member of the 
V.F.W. Auxiliary and was an avid bowler.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and will 
be accepted at the funeral home, or from the online obituary at www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com, 
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 www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to 
send condolences.  

  

Source: Mt. Vernon Register-News
Date: 3/27/2009 - 3/30/2009 
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