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Jeanette “Susie” Sechrest
Jeanette “Susie” Sechrest, 56, of Wood River and formerly of Granite City died 4:50 a.m. Feb. 9, 2004, 
at Gateway Hospital in Granite City.
She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Sechrest was born Jan. 21, 1948, in East St. Louis to  Orvile and Lillie (Malloy) Copeland.  She 
married Bertram Adrian Sechrest July 18, 1964, in Granite City; he died June 23, 1990.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.  Robert Cox and Tim Gill 
will officiate.  Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery in rural Jefferson County.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

Mrs. Sechrest is survived by her mother, Lillie White of Granite City; sons Bertram A. Sechrest Jr. and wife 
Heather of Granite City and Ullon A. Sechrest of Granite City; daughters Susan Gibbear and husband Jeff of 
Bunker Hill and Ullona Mae Matthews and husband Chris of Florissant, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; a great-grandson; 
brothers Orville “Gene” Copland and wife Della of St. Louis, Mo., and Harvey Copeland of Granite City; and several 
nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, her husband and a granddaughter, Vera Sechrest.

Mrs. Sechrest was a member of Greater Alton Church of Christ.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for obituary 
information at any time.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date:  2-9-2004
Submitted by: Ken Richardson

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