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Dorothy Marie Sechrest
Dorothy Marie Sechrest, 83, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 11:19 a.m. 
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

She was born June 7, 1928, in Mt. Vernon, to Henry and Lula Mae (Harpole) Gossage.
She married Bobbie Malcolm Sechrest on Aug. 28, 1948, in Mt. Vernon, and he 
preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 2008. Dorothy was a homemaker and was a member 
of Bethel Baptist Church.

She is survived by four sons, Jeff Sechrest of Mt. Vernon, Bobby Sechrest and 
wife Rebecca of Dana, David Sechrest and wife Susan of Dana, and Donald Sechrest 
and wife Robin of Dana; a daughter, Doris Petri and husband Richie of Pontiac, 
25 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several 
nieces and nephews also survive.

Her parents; her husband; one daughter, Peggy Palmer; one son, Joel Sechrest; one 
sister, Doris Davis; and one brother in infancy preceded her in death.

In honor of her request, she will be cremated and a graveside memorial service will 
be held at a later date at Hopewell Cemetery in Jefferson County.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Bethel Baptist Church and will be 
accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, 
IL 628694.

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:   2-1-2012
Submitted by: Ken Richardson

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