Patricia C. "Pat" Hunter, 88, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 12:00 A.M. October 24, 2019 at her residence with her family by her side. She was born October 17, 1931 in Mount Vernon to the late Thomas Owen and Carrie Irene (Eubank) Sheridan. Pat married James William Hunter on June 1, 1948 in Kentucky. They were blessed with 46 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on September 27, 1994.
Patricia is survived by her daughters, Frances Justice and husband, John of Maryville, Illinois and Elizabeth McAlexander and husband, Bruce of Mount Vernon, Illinois; grandchildren, Marc Justice of Maryville, Illinois, Shannon Oglesby and husband, Jake of Dix, Illinois, and Tobey Reynolds and husband, Jody of Waltonville, Illinois; great-grandchildren, Morella Hartz, Elizabeth Oglesby, Kimmy Oglesby, Micah Reynolds, Jack Reynolds, and Joelle Reynolds; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Patricia was preceded in death by her grandson, Sean Justice; and siblings, Richard Sheridan, Robert Sheridan, Jerry Sheridan, and Esther Porter.
Patricia worked as an administrative assistant for Mount Vernon City Schools District 80 and City of Mount Vernon for many years. She was a member of Logan Street Baptist Church. Pat was a very talented artist and always enjoyed creating art and decorating. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren who she adored. Pat will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
A Visitation will be held Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Service will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Ron Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Memorials may be made in Pat’s honor to the Alzheimer's Association or American Lung Association.
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