76-year-old Mt. Vernon, IL resident, Mitzie Earlene (Lee) Deaton, died at 11:07 a.m. Tuesday, February 11 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon, IL. She was a teacher for Fairfield School, Mount Vernon City Schools and Bethel Grade School. She was also a broker for Deaton Real Estate, and a member of the Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association.
Surviving are a daughter, Sherri Wilson of Mt. Vernon, IL; one son, Bill of Mt. Vernon, IL; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Deaton of Mt. Vernon, IL; five grandsons and one granddaughter; a brother-in-law, Marshall McGehee of Fairfield; a sister-in-law, Sandra Jo Herren of Mattoon, IL; a special cousin, Joan Wilkes of Mt. Vernon, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mitzie Earlene (Lee) Deaton will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 15 at the Logan Street Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, IL. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Mt. Vernon, IL.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, February 14 at the Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, IL.