Eileen Virginia Burton, 94, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 11:33 A.M. June 11, 2018 at the Residential Living Center in Mount Vernon. She was born October 17, 1923 in Bloomington, Illinois to the late Lyle Vernon and Alvina F. (Koch) Foley.
Eileen is survived by her daughters, Karen Bell of Garner, North Carolina and Linda Holt and husband, Joe of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Emily Kirk and husband, Chris of O’Fallon, Illinois, Andrea Jones of Garner, North Carolina, and Brian Jones and wife, Ann Marie of Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Kirk, Delaney Kirk, and Liam Kirk, all of O’Fallon, Illinois and Cooper Jones, Aidan Jones, and Addison Jones, all of Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania; and stepchildren, Donna Jean Bond and husband, James of Summerville, South Carolina and James Gordon Burton and wife, Lina of Aldie, Virginia.
In addition to her parents, Eileen was preceded in death by her sister, Mildred Fleener.
Eileen was a member of First United Methodist Church, Informal Book Club, Garden Glories Club, and volunteered at Angels on Assignment. She was an avid reader and enjoyed movies. Eileen loved flower gardening and those who stopped by to view her beautiful flowers.
A Visitation will be held Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. The Funeral Service will follow at 10:30 A.M. with Reverend Victor Long and Reverend Bill Frazier officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon. Memorials may be made in Eileen’s honor to Angels on Assignment.