Loretta N. Raney, 86, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 11:00 P.M. February 25, 2018 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor. She was born April 20, 1931 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to Harry and Lilly (Green) Hefley. She married Arthur J. "Babe" Raney on August 23, 1948 in Mount Vernon, Illinois and were blessed with 45 years of marriage before his passing on February 7, 1994.
Mrs. Raney is survived by her 4 sons, Steve and wife, Paula Raney of Mount Vernon, Illinois, David Raney of Mount Vernon, Illinois, , Rob Raney and wife, Becky of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Tim Raney and wife, Mary of Mount Vernon, Illinois; 2 daugthers, Janet Raney Maier of Burbank, California and Nancy Deaton of Mount Vernon, Illinois; and grandchildren, Jennifer Echols and husband, Robbie, Mike Raney, Gena Kerosetz and husband, Jay, Bart Raney, Millie Konstantopoulos and husband, Iraklis, Artie Maier and wife, Evie, Jillian Huffine and husband, Carl, Gabe Raney, Craig Raney and wife, Ashley, Chris Raney and wife, Ashley, B.J. Raney and wife, Whitney, Scott Raney, Catie Raney, Brian Deation and wife, Koty, and Blake Deaton;and 15 Great Grand children.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, James Michael “Jimbo” Raney and Ricky Lee “Rick” Raney;son-in-law, Tom Deaton; and brothers, Ray Hefley and Elmer Hefley.
Loretta was a charter member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Mount Vernon where she taught Sunday school and vacation bible school. She was also a choir director and was involved with Franklin P.T.A. for years. Loretta loved going to Mount Vernon High School sports for to watch her children and grandchildren play. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.
Visitation: 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Brother David Shores officiating.
Interment: Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
Memorials:May be made to to The Hospice of Good Samaritan Hospital, The First Freewill Baptist Church, or to The Mount Vernon High School Athletics.