Glen Skelton, 87, of Mt. Vernon, died 6:44 p.m. Aug. 25, 2006,
at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He was born
May 20, 1919, in Broughton to William and Flora (Finley) Skelton.
On Aug. 31, 1940, he married Mildred Marie Wilkerson in St. Louis.
He was proudly married to Mildred for more than 65 years before she
preceded him in death on Dec. 26, 2005. He had retired from road
Services are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel at Mt. Vernon
Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn. The Rev. Jesse Allen will officiate.
Visitation is set for 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home in
Mt. Vernon. Burial will be at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn.
The chaplain of Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141 will conduct a
military flag presentation.
Survivors include a son, Larry G. Skelton of Spanish Lake, Mo.; daughters
Alice Marie Hammers of Collinsville and Karen Sue Houston of Mt. Vernon;
grandchildren Jeff and Jason Houston, Brittany Pickett, Jerry Hammers
and Janice Hammers-Travis; great-grandchildren Steven and Brittany
Travis; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter-in-law Renie Skelton;
grandchildren Brian Hammer and Donnie “Hauk” Skelton; five brothers and six
Glen was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a member of Nason Free Will Baptist
Church and an active member of the Laborer’s International Union of
North America Local 1197 since April 1959.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Nason Free Will Baptist Church
and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home,
P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL, 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care
of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 618-242-3348 or visit
www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.come for further information.
Date: 29 Aug 2006
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman