Esther R. Bullock, 89, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 5:55 A.M. November 19, 2018 at Nature Trail Health Care Center. She was born May 30, 1929 in Jefferson County, Illinois to the late Logan Owens and Hazel (Sowers) Owens. Esther married David Sherman Bullock on August 7, 1947 in Benton, Illinois. They were blessed with 64 years of marriage until he preceded her in death in 2011.
Esther is survived by her grandchildren, Anne (Bullock) Crousore of Columbia, Missouri and Fred Bullock of St. James, Missouri; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Audrey White and husband, Jim of Fort Sumter, South Carolina.
In addition to her parents and husband, Esther was preceded in death by her son, Gary L. Bullock; and four brothers, Paul Owens, Ansel Owens, George Robert Owens, and Howard Owens.
Esther worked at the Mount Vernon Shoe Factory for twenty-six years. She made the decision to follow Christ at age 20 and was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church. Esther will be missed by all who knew her.
Visitation: 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M. Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Hughey Funeral Home with Reverend Merle Fullerton officiating. Interment: Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.