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
Submitted by: Ken Richardson