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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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