JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Evelyn (Isom) Tolley

Evelyn (Isom) Tolley age 87, of Mount Vernon died 11:55 p.m. Thursday, 
April 17, 2008 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor.

Evelyn was born April 6, 1921 in Waltonville, Illinois, the daughter of 
Nelson and Inez (Green) Isom. She married Billy Wells Tolley on September, 6, 1948 
in Morganfield, Kentucky; He survives in Mount Vernon.

Evelyn was a member of Central Christian Church in Mount Vernon. She and her 
husband owned and operated the Nu-Way Cleaners in Mt. Vernon until retirement in 
1986. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, and gardening; and especially loved to entertain 
family and friends. She was a past member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary Waltonville and 
American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Mt. Vernon.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville; 
with Pastor Randy Sells officiating. Interment will follow at Knob Prairie Cemetery 
in Waltonville. Friends may call on Sunday from 11 a.m. until service time at Newell 
Funeral Home in Waltonville.

Evelyn is survived by her husband, Billy Wells Tolley of Mt. Vernon; one sister, 
Jean Ann Scroggins of Waltonville; one brother, Ralph Isom of Mt. Vernon; several 
nieces, nephews and cousins; and one sister-in-law, Martha Tolley of Mt.Vernon. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Nelson and Inez Isom; two brothers, Ulan Ray 
and Charles Dale Isom; one sister, Winona Faye Rightnowar; father and mother-in-law, 
Joseph and Lucy (Wells) Tolley; five brothers-in-law, Merle Q. Rightnowar, Harry Scroggins, 
Harry Ethridge, Norman Tolley and Harold Tolley; two sisters-in-law, Pauline Ethridge 
and Freida Tolley.

For those who wish memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Central 
Christian church and will be accepted at the Newell Funeral Home or may be mailed to 
Newell Funeral Home, 505 East Main Street, Waltonville, Illinois.

For further information you may call 618-279-7272 
  

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
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Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson
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