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Jerry Shehorn Dies Sunday of Gun Wound


Jerry Glen Shehorn, 23, of Route 3, Mt. Vernon, died at 2 A.M. 
Sunday at his home of a .22 caliber gunshot wound in the right temple, 
apparently self-inflicted. Coroner John Richardson said the body was 
not found for several hours after the shooting. 

Mr. Shehorn was born on Feb. 25, 1944, in Nason, the son of Arvol 
and Bernadine [Melton] Shehorn. In 1965 he was married to Linda Fields. 
A Navy veteran, he was employed as a maintenance man at Vernois, Inc. 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 P. M. at Myers chapel, 
with Fr. James Burke officiating. burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. 
Friends may call at the funeral chapel after 5 p.m. Tuesday. 

Mr. Shehorn is survived by his wife, Linda; his parents Mrs, Bernadine 
Davis, and Arvol Shehorn, both of Mt. Vernon; one son, Jimmy Glen, 
at home; two daughters, Sherry and Peggy, both at home; a grandmother, 
Mrs. Margaret Melton, of Mt. Vernon; a brother, Leo Shehorn, Mt. Vernon; 
and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Rich, Joliet,IL. 

The coroner said this morning that he has not yet determined whether or 
not an inquest will be held.



Source: Mt.Vernon Register-News
Date: Monday May 29, 1972 
Submitted by: Margaret Marasco


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